Peoria, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Peoria 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, Peoria experienced 283 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 187 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 2,516 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 Peoria:

Disclaimer: The city of Peoria resides in these counties: Maricopa County, Yavapai County.


Peoria Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 9th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (50th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (29th per 100k)
  • Rape: 11th (36th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (49th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (25th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 8th (43rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (42nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 9th (43rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (31st per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (34th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 142nd
  • Violent Crimes: 359th (3,213th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (411th per 100k)
  • Rape: 160th (1,244th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 304th (2,906th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 278th (1,512th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 255th (3,935th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 243rd (3,021st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 244th (3,815th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 319th (2,075th per 100k)
  • Arson: 107th (769th per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (5th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 171,237
  • Households: 58,588
  • Median Income: $65,314
  • Land Area: 175.681 miles2
  • Water Area: 3.423 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Peoria, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 1
Rape 36 31
Agg. Assault 146 187
Robbery 60 64
Burglary 607 647
Vehicle Thefts 182 205
Arson 3 11

Violent Crimes in Peoria, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 31
Aggravated Assault 187
Robbery 64

Property Crimes in Peoria, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 647
Larceny 2516
Motor Vehicle Theft 205
Arson 11

Rape in Peoria, AZ

Year Rape
2006 41
2007 41
2008 50
2009 53
2010 38
2011 35
2012 24
2013 16
2014 36
2015 31

Vehicle Thefts in Peoria, AZ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 972
2007 776
2008 570
2009 449
2010 383
2011 326
2012 266
2013 207
2014 182
2015 205

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

Rape in the state of Arizona

Year Rape
2006 1941
2007 1856
2008 1673
2009 2110
2010 2165
2011 2264
2012 2277
2013 5393
2014 5842
2015 5402

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