Buckeye, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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About Buckeye

Buckeye is located in Maricopa County, with a population of 62,138. This makes it the 15th most populous city in Arizona. It has an average income of $58,939.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 28 reported major violent crimes (0.000454 per person) and 1,103 reported major property crimes in Buckeye (0.017869 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 Buckeye.

Crime Rates Compared to Arizona

When it comes to major violent crimes, Buckeye has 0.000454 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.004102 violent crimes per person statewide.

Buckeye has 0.017869 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.030332 per person statewide.


Buckeye Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 15th
  • Violent Crimes: 37th (64th per 100k)
  • Murder: 11th (21st per 100k)
  • Rape: 25th (48th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 40th (63rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 24th (45th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 20th (46th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 21st (51st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (44th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 18th (41st per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (19th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 586th
  • Violent Crimes: 605th (4,326th per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (385th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,408th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 468th (3,681st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 335th (1,774th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 830th (4,345th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 540th (3,499th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 759th (4,039th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 457th (2,308th per 100k)
  • Arson: 106th (640th per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 12th
  • Violent Crimes: 15th (17th per 100k)
  • Murder: 7th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 15th (17th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 15th (17th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 13th (14th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (15th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 12th (14th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 13th (13th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 62,138
  • Households: 15,718
  • Median Income: $58,939
  • Land Area: 392.265 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.133 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Buckeye, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 2
Rape 4 1
Agg. Assault 17 18
Robbery 7 7
Burglary 195 189
Vehicle Thefts 68 59
Arson 0 12

Violent Crimes in Buckeye, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 18
Robbery 7

Property Crimes in Buckeye, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 189
Larceny 855
Motor Vehicle Theft 59
Arson 12

Vehicle Thefts in Buckeye, AZ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2007 164
2008 141
2009 113
2010 86
2011 46
2012 74
2013 69
2014 68
2015 59

Violent Crimes in Buckeye, AZ

Year Violent Crimes
2007 51
2008 51
2009 69
2010 43
2011 43
2012 54
2013 49
2014 29
2015 28

Arizona Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Buckeye 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 Buckeye 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 Buckeye is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Arizona or nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of Arizona

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 54849
2007 48389
2008 37218
2009 25986
2010 21508
2011 19829
2012 19158
2013 17438
2014 17587
2015 16785

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