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


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

Crime rate in Tucson, AZ

The 2019 crime rate in Tucson, AZ is 390 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Tucson crime rate fell by 18% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 40 - a decrease of 7 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Tucson has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Tucson, AZ is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Tucson:

389.6
South Tucson:

1,204.7
Oro Valley:

81.0
Marana:

125.3
Sahuarita:

109.5
Mammoth:

80.3
Benson:

226.7
Patagonia:

9.2
Huachuca City:

374.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Tucson by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
51
(9.5)
49
(9.4)
65
(12.3)
35
(6.4)
51
(9.7)
51
(9.7)
43
(8.1)
47
(8.9)
31
(5.9)
30
(5.6)
46
(8.6)
47
(8.7)
40
(7.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
294
(54.9)
277
(52.9)
246
(46.5)
204
(37.2)
158
(30.0)
204
(38.7)
234
(44.0)
216
(41.1)
422
(79.7)
469
(87.9)
498
(93.6)
504
(93.8)
527
(96.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,675
(312.9)
1,432
(273.6)
1,451
(274.3)
1,246
(227.4)
1,088
(206.4)
1,163
(220.5)
1,260
(237.0)
1,002
(190.7)
1,059
(199.9)
1,235
(231.4)
1,431
(268.8)
1,224
(227.8)
1,105
(201.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,560
(478.3)
2,345
(448.1)
2,490
(470.8)
2,075
(378.7)
2,034
(385.9)
2,022
(383.3)
2,314
(435.3)
2,103
(400.2)
1,960
(370.0)
2,511
(470.5)
2,293
(430.8)
2,183
(406.2)
2,103
(383.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5,121
(956.8)
4,787
(914.8)
5,157
(975.0)
5,062
(923.8)
5,002
(949.0)
4,979
(943.9)
5,021
(944.6)
4,957
(943.3)
3,664
(691.7)
4,138
(775.4)
4,424
(831.1)
3,257
(606.1)
2,497
(455.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A27,440
(5,222)
29,592
(5,587)
25,185
(4,719)
21,125
(3,968)
20,798
(3,870)
13,196
(2,406)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7,376
(1,378)
6,767
(1,293)
5,808
(1,098)
3,564
(650.4)
3,433
(651.3)
2,746
(520.6)
2,499
(470.1)
2,190
(416.8)
1,929
(364.2)
1,942
(363.9)
2,407
(452.2)
2,568
(477.9)
2,250
(410.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
301
(56.2)
280
(53.5)
318
(60.1)
225
(41.1)
153
(29.0)
167
(31.7)
198
(37.3)
151
(28.7)
117
(22.1)
119
(22.3)
156
(29.3)
158
(29.4)
142
(25.9)
City-Data.com crime index576.6550.4542.9446.6450.0449.8461.1496.3510.5517.2512.0477.6389.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 1,305 registered sex offenders living in Tucson, Arizona as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tucson is 407 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Tucson, AZ?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Tucson:

403.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Tucson:

428.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Tucson:

460.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Tucson:

450.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Tucson:

376.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Tucson:

354.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Tucson:

396.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Tucson:

359.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Tucson:

345.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Tucson:

353.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Tucson:

443.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Tucson:

432.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Tucson:

469.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Tucson:

528.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Tucson:

389.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Tucson:

377.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Tucson:

375.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Tucson:

272.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Tucson:

386.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Tucson:

432.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Tucson:

445.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Tucson:

472.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Tucson:

512.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2005
Tucson:

564.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Tucson:

564.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Tucson:

576.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Tucson:

565.0
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 2019, including police officers: 1,129 (901 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Arizona average:

1.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,015 (807 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Arizona average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,174 (834 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Arizona average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,168 (870 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Arizona average:

1.83

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,222 (932 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Arizona average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,219 (934 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Arizona average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,268 (983 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Arizona average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,242 (955 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,240 (949 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Arizona average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,295 (974 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Arizona average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,365 (1,012 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Arizona average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,406 (1,037 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Arizona average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,452 (1,056 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,376 (994 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Arizona average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,369 (1,008 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Arizona average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,276 (951 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Arizona average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,285 (941 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Arizona average:

2.00

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

Zip codes: 85701, 85706, 85707, 85708, 85710, 85711, 85714, 85719, 85723, 85724, 85726, 85730, 85745.