Scottsdale, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Scottsdale, Maricopa County and Arizona. Our statistics also include comparisons of Scottsdale's crime rate to Arizona's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Scottsdale has a population of 236,839 while Arizona has a population of 6,828,065.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ, there were 434 reported major violent crimes and 5,332 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Scottsdale is agg. assault, with 222 reported. This represented 51.15% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 4,311 reported.

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Scottsdale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (45th per 100k)
  • Murder: 7th (23rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (19th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (53rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 7th (23rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (39th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (45th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (38th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (45th per 100k)
  • Arson: 14th (36th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 92nd
  • Violent Crimes: 260th (3,054th per 100k)
  • Murder: 72nd (391st per 100k)
  • Rape: 90th (973rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 273rd (3,045th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 242nd (1,460th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 139th (3,299th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 185th (3,191st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 121st (2,964th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 329th (2,435th per 100k)
  • Arson: 108th (791st per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (11th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (13th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (10th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (13th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (14th per 100k)
  • Arson: 10th (15th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 236,839
  • Households: 102,424
  • Median Income: $73,288
  • Land Area: 183.943 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.471 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Scottsdale, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 4 6
Rape 37 106
Agg. Assault 195 222
Robbery 101 100
Burglary 1093 829
Vehicle Thefts 208 192
Arson 15 10

Violent Crimes in Scottsdale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 6
Rape 106
Aggravated Assault 222
Robbery 100

Property Crimes in Scottsdale, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 829
Larceny 4311
Motor Vehicle Theft 192
Arson 10

Arson in Scottsdale, AZ

Year Arson
2006 50
2007 31
2008 36
2009 31
2010 12
2011 25
2012 27
2013 15
2015 10

Property Crimes in Scottsdale, AZ

Year Property Crimes
2006 8315
2007 8138
2008 7903
2009 6798
2010 6563
2011 6724
2012 6047
2013 5766
2015 5332

Arizona Criminal Statistics:


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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

Arson in the state of Arizona

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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