Tempe, AZ Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Tempe, Maricopa County and Arizona. Our statistics also include comparisons of Tempe's crime rate to Arizona's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Tempe has a population of 175,826 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 Tempe, AZ, there were 721 reported major violent crimes and 7,642 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 Tempe is agg. assault, with 430 reported. This represented 59.64% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 6,175 reported.

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Tempe Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 8th
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (21st per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (16th per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (27th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (15th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (21st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (14th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (20th per 100k)
  • Arson: 3rd (7th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 135th
  • Violent Crimes: 166th (1,615th per 100k)
  • Murder: 71st (377th per 100k)
  • Rape: 95th (852nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 169th (1,833rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 167th (898th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 101st (992nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 131st (1,737th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 92nd (836th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 221st (1,401st per 100k)
  • Arson: 58th (466th per 100k)

In Maricopa County (2015)

  • Population: 7th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (8th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 175,826
  • Households: 64,810
  • Median Income: $49,012
  • Land Area: 39.966 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.26 miles2
  • Time Zone: MST

Tempe, AZ Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 5 7
Rape 103 101
Agg. Assault 498 430
Robbery 193 183
Burglary 1177 1108
Vehicle Thefts 461 359
Arson 42 65

Violent Crimes in Tempe, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 7
Rape 101
Aggravated Assault 430
Robbery 183

Property Crimes in Tempe, AZ in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1108
Larceny 6175
Motor Vehicle Theft 359
Arson 65

Vehicle Thefts in Tempe, AZ

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 2420
2007 1599
2008 1113
2009 816
2010 644
2011 550
2012 489
2013 487
2014 461
2015 359

Rape in Tempe, AZ

Year Rape
2006 71
2007 63
2008 34
2009 66
2010 43
2011 45
2012 44
2013 62
2014 103
2015 101

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

Vehicle Thefts in the state of Arizona

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 54849
2007 48389
2008 37218
2009 25986
2010 21508
2011 19829
2012 19158
2013 17438
2014 17587
2015 16785

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