Phoenix, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Phoenix 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, Phoenix experienced 9261 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 5,113 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 34,288 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 Phoenix:


Phoenix Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (12th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (19th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (22nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (2nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (954th per 100k)
  • Murder: 16th (345th per 100k)
  • Rape: 7th (782nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (1,368th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 16th (428th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (1,675th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (1,117th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (2,247th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (391st per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 1,563,025
  • Households: 525,610
  • Median Income: $47,326.00
  • Land Area: 517.644 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.254 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST
  • ZIP Codes: 85001 • 85002 • 85003 • 85004 • 85005 • 85006 • 85007 • 85008 • 85009 • 85010 • 85011 • 85012 • 85013 • 85014 • 85015 • 85016 • 85017 • 85018 • 85019 • 85020 • 85021 • 85022 • 85023 • 85024 • 85027 • 85028 • 85029 • 85030 • 85031 • 85032 • 85033 • 85034 • 85035 • 85036 • 85037 • 85038 • 85040 • 85041 • 85042 • 85043 • 85044 • 85045 • 85046 • 85048 • 85050 • 85051 • 85053 • 85054 • 85060 • 85061 • 85062 • 85063 • 85064 • 85066 • 85067 • 85068 • 85069 • 85070 • 85071 • 85072 • 85074 • 85075 • 85076 • 85077 • 85078 • 85079 • 85080 • 85082 • 85083 • 85085 • 85086 • 85087 • 85098 • 85099 • 85226 • 85251 • 85253 • 85254 • 85255 • 85281 • 85304 • 85306 • 85307 • 85308 • 85310 • 85313 • 85331 • 85339 • 85353 • 85383

Phoenix, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 114 112
Rape 1006 1016
Agg. Assault 4677 5113
Robbery 2952 3020
Burglary 14316 12798
Vehicle Thefts 7200 7370
Arson 313 0

Violent Crimes in Phoenix, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 112
Rape 1016
Aggravated Assault 5113
Robbery 3020

Property Crimes in Phoenix, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 12798
Larceny 34288
Motor Vehicle Theft 7370
Arson 0

Murder in Phoenix, AZ

Year Murder
2006 234
2007 213
2008 167
2009 122
2010 117
2011 116
2012 123
2013 118
2014 114
2015 112

Larceny in Phoenix, AZ

Year Larceny
2006 49811
2007 49754
2008 48685
2009 39643
2010 38012
2011 38258
2012 35678
2013 36983
2014 35461
2015 34288

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

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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