Glendale, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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Glendale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (22nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (11th per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (21st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (33rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (18th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 84th
  • Violent Crimes: 129th (1,707th per 100k)
  • Murder: 65th (363rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 99th (1,035th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 155th (2,163rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 108th (615th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 59th (540th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 81st (1,102nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 51st (529th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 74th (459th per 100k)
  • Arson: 69th (622nd per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 240,126
  • Households: 79,152
  • Median Income: $46,776
  • Land Area: 59.085 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.388 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Glendale, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 13 13
Rape 49 94
Agg. Assault 508 480
Robbery 335 356
Burglary 2410 1986
Vehicle Thefts 1050 1049
Arson 60 51

Violent Crimes in Glendale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 13
Rape 94
Aggravated Assault 480
Robbery 356

Property Crimes in Glendale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1986
Larceny 9920
Motor Vehicle Theft 1049
Arson 51

Agg. Assault in Glendale, AZ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 977
2007 893
2008 659
2009 655
2010 520
2011 617
2012 666
2013 508
2015 480

Property Crimes in Glendale, AZ

Year Property Crimes
2006 12094
2007 12452
2008 13435
2009 12489
2010 13529
2011 14738
2012 14934
2013 13626
2015 12955

Arizona Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Glendale, AZ included 943 violent crimes and 12955 property crimes. The 943 violent crimes included: 13 murders, 480 aggravated assaults, 94 forcible rapes, and 356 robberies. The 12955 property crimes included: 1049 motor vehicle thefts, 1986 burglaries, 51 counts of arson, and 9920 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Glendale, AZ which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Glendale, AZ? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Glendale or in the greater Glendale, AZ metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Agg. Assault in the state of Arizona

Year Agg. Assault
2006 19284
2007 18658
2008 17282
2009 16366
2010 16574
2011 16515
2012 18087
2013 17490
2014 16970
2015 18235

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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