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Crime rate in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Phoenix, AZ compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Phoenix, AZ

The 2020 crime rate in Phoenix, AZ is 386 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.2% U.S. cities. The 2020 Phoenix crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 187 - an increase of 56 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Phoenix has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Phoenix, AZ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Phoenix:

386.0
Paradise Valley:

96.7
Glendale:

268.2
Scottsdale:

156.6
Tolleson:

916.2
Tempe:

347.1
Peoria:

154.9
Avondale:

241.2
El Mirage:

232.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Phoenix by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
212
(13.8)
167
(10.5)
122
(7.6)
116
(8.0)
116
(7.9)
123
(8.3)
118
(7.9)
114
(7.5)
112
(7.2)
146
(9.2)
157
(9.5)
132
(8.0)
131
(7.8)
187
(10.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
509
(33.0)
481
(30.3)
522
(32.7)
522
(36.1)
559
(38.1)
556
(37.4)
635
(42.3)
1,006
(65.8)
1,016
(65.1)
1,019
(64.2)
1,142
(69.5)
1,086
(65.7)
1,139
(67.4)
1,068
(62.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4,942
(320.6)
4,825
(304.3)
3,757
(235.2)
3,250
(224.8)
3,324
(226.7)
3,516
(236.7)
3,233
(215.2)
2,952
(193.0)
3,020
(193.6)
3,272
(206.2)
3,293
(200.3)
3,112
(188.3)
3,197
(189.3)
3,278
(191.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5,495
(356.4)
4,992
(314.8)
4,329
(271.0)
4,113
(284.5)
4,090
(279.0)
5,263
(354.3)
5,506
(366.5)
4,677
(305.7)
5,113
(327.8)
6,263
(394.7)
7,919
(481.6)
7,780
(470.6)
7,336
(434.4)
9,113
(533.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19,212
(1,246)
18,783
(1,184)
16,281
(1,019)
15,626
(1,081)
18,666
(1,273)
17,912
(1,206)
16,747
(1,115)
14,316
(935.8)
12,798
(820.5)
13,024
(820.9)
12,801
(778.6)
10,479
(633.9)
9,471
(560.8)
7,406
(433.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49,754
(3,227)
48,685
(3,070)
39,643
(2,482)
38,012
(2,629)
38,258
(2,610)
35,678
(2,402)
36,983
(2,462)
35,461
(2,318)
34,288
(2,198)
37,568
(2,368)
39,899
(2,427)
39,438
(2,386)
39,427
(2,335)
36,254
(2,121)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20,859
(1,353)
15,221
(959.8)
9,693
(606.8)
7,777
(538.0)
7,555
(515.3)
7,187
(483.8)
6,355
(423.1)
7,200
(470.6)
7,370
(472.5)
7,960
(501.7)
7,653
(465.5)
7,815
(472.8)
7,076
(419.0)
7,429
(434.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
487
(31.6)
473
(29.8)
436
(27.3)
320
(22.1)
273
(18.6)
306
(20.6)
269
(17.9)
313
(20.5)
244
(15.6)
216
(13.6)
190
(11.6)
243
(14.7)
201
(11.9)
297
(17.4)
City-Data.com crime index545.9482.1385.3393.2404.9407.5397.8382.4373.3402.9419.9396.8379.3386.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 3,581 registered sex offenders living in Phoenix, Arizona as of February 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Phoenix is 451 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Phoenix, AZ?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Phoenix:

446.9
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Phoenix:

394.8
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Phoenix:

411.1
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Phoenix:

429.5
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Phoenix:

383.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Phoenix:

340.2
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Phoenix:

330.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Phoenix:

348.9
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Phoenix:

349.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Phoenix:

306.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Phoenix:

306.8
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Phoenix:

301.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Phoenix:

360.9
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Phoenix:

399.0
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Phoenix:

410.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Phoenix:

330.7
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Phoenix:

301.6
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Phoenix:

319.0
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Phoenix:

257.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Phoenix:

291.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Phoenix:

317.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Phoenix:

346.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Phoenix:

357.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Phoenix:

344.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Phoenix:

373.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Phoenix:

409.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Phoenix:

433.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Phoenix:

462.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Phoenix:

428.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Phoenix:

419.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Phoenix:

534.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Phoenix:

613.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Phoenix:

615.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Phoenix:

532.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Phoenix:

552.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Phoenix:

582.8
U.S. Average:

334.1
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 3,772 (2,795 officers - 2,400 male; 395 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Arizona average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 3,903 (2,939 officers - 2,514 male; 425 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Arizona average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3,919 (2,928 officers - 2,509 male; 419 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Arizona average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3,902 (2,919 officers - 2,524 male; 395 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Arizona average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3,816 (2,838 officers - 2,469 male; 369 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Arizona average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 3,706 (2,762 officers - 2,412 male; 350 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Arizona average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 3,698 (2,781 officers - 2,423 male; 358 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Arizona average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3,713 (2,805 officers - 2,440 male; 365 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Arizona average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3,905 (2,890 officers - 2,510 male; 380 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Arizona average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3,986 (2,979 officers - 2,584 male; 395 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4,169 (3,079 officers - 2,667 male; 412 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Arizona average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 4,198 (3,146 officers - 2,721 male; 425 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Arizona average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 4,360 (3,279 officers - 2,833 male; 446 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Arizona average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 4,420 (3,351 officers - 2,887 male; 464 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Arizona average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 4,284 (3,151 officers - 2,716 male; 435 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Arizona average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 3,829 (2,896 officers - 2,521 male; 375 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Arizona average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 3,782 (2,898 officers - 2,529 male; 369 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3,742 (2,859 officers - 2,489 male; 370 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Arizona average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 3,624 (2,750 officers - 2,393 male; 357 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Arizona average:

2.00

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Phoenix, AZ
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85017, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85027, 85029, 85032, 85034, 85035, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85045, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85083, 85251, 85254, 85255, 85282.