Bullhead City Arizona: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
Bullhead City, Arizona, in Mohave County is 77 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and 65 miles south of Henderson, Nevada. It was founded by William Harrison Hardy in the 1860s and was known as Hardyville at the time. When mining activities were pushed away from the region, Hardyville died. It was resurrected after the Davis Dam was built and renamed Bullhead City. The name Bullhead City is from “Bull’s Head Rock”, which is a natural landmark that paddleboat captains used in the 1800s.
There are plenty of attractions in Bullhead City such as the Grand Canyon National Park, the Colorado River Museum, the London Bridge and so on. Bullhead City is a wonderful place to live in. However, it suffers from criminal activity just like the rest of the world. Thankfully, it has very low criminal activity compared to the rest of the United States.
Bullhead City Arizona Crime statistics
There has been a decline in crime in the United States when you look at the overall picture. It is important to remember that trends on a national level do not paint an accurate picture of local criminal activity.
When you look at violent crimes, Bullhead City is 47% lower than the average in Arizona. It is also 35% lower than the national average. In terms of property crimes, Bullhead City is 20% higher than the average of Arizona as well as 45% higher than the national average.
Let us look at the data from 2006 and compare it to the data in 2015 to paint a picture of the crime rates in Bullhead City, Arizona.
The data from 2006 –
- Murder – 1
- Rape – 6
- Aggravated Assault – 114
- Robbery – 39
- Burglary – 472
- Vehicle Thefts – 228
- Arson - 19
The data from 2015 –
- Murder – 1
- Rape – 1
- Aggravated Assault – 69
- Robbery – 18
- Burglary – 253
- Vehicle Thefts – 90
- Arson – 3
The law enforcement in Bullhead City, Arizona should be commended for their hard work. There has been a dramatic decrease in all crimes from 2006 to 2015.
Bullhead City Arizona Violent Crimes
Rape is the smallest offender and makes up a measly 1.1% (1) of all violent crimes in Bullhead City. Alongside rape, murder sits at 1.1% (1) also. Next, up, robberies make up 20.2% (18) of all violent crimes in Bullhead City. Finally, aggravated assault takes the largest slice of the pie at 77.5% (69).
Bullhead City Arizona Property Crimes in Bullhead City
If we draw a pie chart, arson comes takes a tiny 0.2% (3) slice of the pie chart. Coming in at number 3, motor vehicle theft makes up a larger but still small 6.9% (90) of the pie chart. The burglary takes second place at 19.3% (253) of the pie chart. Larceny is the biggest offender and makes up 73.6% (963) of all property crimes that occur in Bullhead City, Arizona.
It is important to remember that the numbers reported above represent the reported crime rate and not the actual crime rate. There is sometimes a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate depending on the crime involved.
The population of Bullhead City is 39,445. All of these people live in 16,872 households. The median income of Bullhead City is $35,948. Bullhead City has a small population when compared to the rest of the United States. When compared to the rest of the nation, the data of its crime statistics don’t look bad at all. However, as already mentioned, national trends aren’t indicative of local criminal activity. As always, common sense and a clear head are the best tools for prevention.