Avondale, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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About Avondale

Avondale is located in Maricopa County, with a population of 80,684. This makes it the 12th most populous city in Arizona. It has an average income of $55,100.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 279 reported major violent crimes (0.003464 per person) and 3,096 reported major property crimes in Avondale (0.038444 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Avondale.

Crime Rates Compared to Arizona

When it comes to major violent crimes, Avondale has 0.003464 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004102 violent crimes per person statewide.

Avondale has 0.038444 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.030332 per person statewide.


Avondale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (25th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (36th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 11th (18th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (19th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (11th per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (27th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 405th
  • Violent Crimes: 362nd (1,949th per 100k)
  • Murder: 70th (318th per 100k)
  • Rape: 151st (929th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 337th (2,265th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 261st (930th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 284th (1,346th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 287th (1,648th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 267th (1,338th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 309th (1,001st per 100k)
  • Arson: 107th (697th per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (5th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 7th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 9th (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (7th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 9th (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 6th (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 9th (11th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 80,684
  • Households: 23,516
  • Median Income: $55,100
  • Land Area: 45.249 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.072 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Avondale, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2012 2015
Murder 7 8
Rape 4 40
Agg. Assault 150 150
Robbery 72 81
Burglary 685 528
Vehicle Thefts 245 217
Arson 10 11

Violent Crimes in Avondale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 8
Rape 40
Aggravated Assault 150
Robbery 81

Property Crimes in Avondale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 528
Larceny 2351
Motor Vehicle Theft 217
Arson 11

Murder in Avondale, AZ

Year Murder
2008 12
2009 5
2010 0
2011 6
2012 7
2015 8

Arson in Avondale, AZ

Year Arson
2008 15
2009 18
2010 0
2011 16
2012 10
2015 11

Arizona Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Avondale is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26916 28012
Murder 319 309
Rape 5842 5402
Agg. Assault 16970 18235
Robbery 6249 6360
Property Crimes 215240 207107
Burglary 43562 37957
Larceny 154091 152365
Vehicle Thefts 17587 16785
Arson 0 0

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Avondale compares to the rest of Arizona or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Avondale is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Arizona or nationwide.


Murder in the state of Arizona

Year Murder
2006 465
2007 468
2008 407
2009 354
2010 409
2011 405
2012 358
2013 357
2014 319
2015 309

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