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


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

Crime rate in Scottsdale, AZ

The 2018 crime rate in Scottsdale, AZ was 172 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 60.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Scottsdale crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Scottsdale has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Scottsdale, AZ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Scottsdale:

172.0
Paradise Valley:

74.9
Phoenix:

396.8
Tempe:

360.8
Mesa:

210.9
Glendale:

339.0
Gilbert:

100.1
Chandler:

186.7
Peoria:

163.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Scottsdale by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(1.7)
5
(2.1)
5
(2.1)
5
(2.1)
10
(4.2)
4
(1.7)
4
(1.8)
3
(1.3)
4
(1.8)
6
(2.6)
4
(1.7)
5
(2.0)
7
(2.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
51
(22.2)
65
(27.7)
41
(17.4)
28
(11.7)
19
(7.9)
33
(14.3)
34
(15.4)
42
(18.8)
37
(16.4)
106
(45.3)
90
(37.4)
103
(40.9)
122
(47.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
125
(54.5)
153
(65.2)
143
(60.8)
130
(54.4)
129
(53.9)
100
(43.4)
125
(56.7)
115
(51.5)
101
(44.8)
100
(42.8)
112
(46.5)
100
(39.7)
87
(34.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
285
(124.3)
282
(120.2)
249
(105.8)
260
(108.8)
252
(105.4)
216
(93.7)
237
(107.5)
169
(75.6)
195
(86.5)
222
(94.9)
163
(67.7)
188
(74.7)
206
(80.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,869
(815.0)
1,721
(733.4)
1,523
(647.4)
1,488
(622.8)
1,337
(559.1)
1,281
(555.8)
1,424
(645.9)
1,255
(561.7)
1,093
(484.7)
829
(354.5)
768
(318.8)
878
(348.6)
711
(278.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,703
(2,051)
5,476
(2,334)
5,863
(2,492)
5,897
(2,468)
5,155
(2,156)
5,014
(2,175)
5,054
(2,292)
4,551
(2,037)
4,465
(1,980)
4,311
(1,843)
4,681
(1,943)
4,346
(1,726)
4,700
(1,843)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,161
(506.2)
1,118
(476.5)
752
(319.7)
518
(216.8)
306
(128.0)
268
(116.3)
246
(111.6)
241
(107.9)
208
(92.2)
192
(82.1)
249
(103.4)
246
(97.7)
272
(106.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
30
(13.1)
50
(21.3)
31
(13.2)
36
(15.1)
31
(13.0)
12
(5.2)
25
(11.3)
27
(12.1)
15
(6.7)
10
(4.3)
13
(5.4)
23
(9.1)
17
(6.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)242.1252.8228.2211.3187.6181.9200.3177.7167.9178.3169.0164.8172.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Scottsdale, Arizona as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scottsdale is 4,111 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Scottsdale:

110.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Scottsdale:

102.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Scottsdale:

97.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Scottsdale:

119.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Scottsdale:

85.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Scottsdale:

85.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Scottsdale:

101.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Scottsdale:

86.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Scottsdale:

96.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Scottsdale:

97.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Scottsdale:

105.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Scottsdale:

124.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Scottsdale:

115.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Scottsdale:

92.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Scottsdale:

100.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Scottsdale:

97.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Scottsdale:

163.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Scottsdale:

170.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Scottsdale:

176.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Scottsdale:

175.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Scottsdale:

209.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Scottsdale:

230.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Scottsdale:

260.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Scottsdale:

237.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Scottsdale:

238.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Scottsdale:

280.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Scottsdale:

302.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Scottsdale:

334.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Scottsdale:

341.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Scottsdale:

305.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Scottsdale:

337.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Scottsdale:

369.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
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 2018, including police officers: 608 (381 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Arizona average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 623 (392 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Arizona average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 633 (401 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Arizona average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 644 (408 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Arizona average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 631 (396 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Arizona average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 651 (410 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Arizona average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 638 (401 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 658 (406 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Arizona average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 676 (423 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Arizona average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 682 (426 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Arizona average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 697 (421 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Arizona average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 696 (433 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Arizona average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 629 (382 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Arizona average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 615 (389 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 592 (367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Arizona average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 604 (368 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Arizona average:

2.00

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

Zip codes: 85257, 85258, 85260.