Mesa, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Mesa and Arizona

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Mesa experienced 1972 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 1,307 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 410.2 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Arizona, the most common property crime was larceny with 8,861 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Mesa:


Mesa Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (20th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (20th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (13th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (23rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (36th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (30th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (37th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (22nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (25th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 38th
  • Violent Crimes: 69th (1,577th per 100k)
  • Murder: 62nd (383rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 43rd (914th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 63rd (1,641st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 93rd (1,045th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 64th (2,864th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 70th (2,489th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 59th (2,876th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 106th (1,609th per 100k)
  • Arson: 50th (664th per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (11th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (9th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 471,825
  • Households: 168,914
  • Median Income: $48,809.00
  • Land Area: 137.876 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.753 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Mesa, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 13 16
Rape 252 241
Agg. Assault 1385 1307
Robbery 469 408
Burglary 2358 2219
Vehicle Thefts 838 825
Arson 85 80

Violent Crimes in Mesa, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 16
Rape 241
Aggravated Assault 1307
Robbery 408

Property Crimes in Mesa, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2219
Larceny 8861
Motor Vehicle Theft 825
Arson 80

Agg. Assault in Mesa, AZ

Year Agg. Assault
2006 1266
2007 1407
2008 1456
2009 1252
2010 1140
2011 1192
2012 1149
2013 1104
2014 1385
2015 1307

Robbery in Mesa, AZ

Year Robbery
2006 508
2007 620
2008 656
2009 611
2010 511
2011 497
2012 469
2013 478
2014 469
2015 408

Arizona Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
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

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

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