Payson Arizona: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information for Payson Arizona!
The town of Payson is located about 90 minutes north of Phoenix in the state of Arizona, USA, surrounded by the Tonto National Forest. It is a part of the Gila County and is known as the heart of Arizona. The town covers an area of 19.47 square miles with a population density of 786 per square mile.
The 2010 census noted that about 82.4 percent of the population were adults above the age of 18 and that a majority (4,676 of the total 15,301 people) were above the age of 65. Further, the median age of the population was 50.7 years in 1990. This dropped to 48.9 in 2000 and rose again to 53.1 in 2010.
The town demographics show that the population in Payson amounted to 8,377 people in 1990. This increased to 13,620 in 2000 and to 15,301 in 2010. According to the United States Census Bureau, the latest estimates as on July 1, 2017, calculate that there were 15,520 people in town that year.
The 2010 census noted that about 82.4 per cent of the population were adults above the age of 18 and that a majority (4,676 of the total 15,301 people) were above the age of 65.
The race demographic showed that, in 2010, 91.6 per cent of the people were white, 9.7 per cent were Hispanic, 0.4 per cent were African American, 2.3 per cent were Native American, 0.7 per cent were Asian, 3.1 per cent were of other races and 1.7 per cent were of mixed races.
The town also notes that, as of October 2013, the labor force in Payson comprised of 6,174 people of the 2,996,100 strong labor force in the state of Arizona. In 2000, there were 3,357 people in the labor force, while in 1990 the number was at 3,033 persons. About 5,750 people were employed as opposed to 424 who were unemployed in 2013. The unemployment rate increased from 3.6 per cent in 1990 to 2.8 per cent in 2000 to 6.9 per cent in 2013.
Crime Statistics in Payson, Arizona
The Police Department of the town of Payson releases a report every year. The Chief of Police noted in the latest report that the crime rate index dropped to 35.8 in 2016 and that the reportable index crimes were reduced from 583 to 555 over the year. He further stated that there were 350 reported cases of larceny-theft in 2015, which dropped to 275 cases in the following year.
The 2016 annual report by the Payson Police Department adds that, among the overall cases, there were 3 cases of attempted homicide, 5 cases of rape, 5 cases of robbery, 151 cases of assault, 91 cases of burglary, 275 cases of Larceny, 25 cases of motor vehicle theft and no cases of arson.
Among the arrests made that year, there were 971 adults and 228 juveniles. These included 184 arrests for domestic violence, 65 DUI arrests and 236 arrests related to drugs. Further, the year had 385 alarm calls, 335 civil traffic citations, 387 accidents and 97 incidences of 30 day impounds.
The report further notes an increase in domestic violence (DV) since the previous year. In 2015, there were 278 DV cases reported and 158 arrests were made. This increased to 362 DV cases in 2016 with 184 arrests made.
The following statistics show the number and types of crime recorded according to the 2016 Crime in the United States Report by the FBI-
Violent crime: 55
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 0
Rape (revised definition): 5
Aggravated assault: 45
Property crime: 379
Vehicle theft: 29