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Phoenix Arizona: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information for Pheonix Arizona!

A local legend states that Phoenix was given its name by Darrell Duppa. Darrell saw the ruins and canals of the Hohokam (the Hohokam were a Native American tribe who existed where Arizona is today) and had the belief that another civilization would emerge from the ashes of the Hohokam.

Phoenix has a population of over 1.6 million people and is the fifth-largest city in the United States. All of those people need places to stay. Greater Phoenix has more than 62,000 rooms for guests which are spaced out over 450 hotels. Golfers enjoy Greater Phoenix because there are plenty of golf courses. In fact, there are almost 200 golf courses in Greater Phoenix.

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Crime Statistics for Phoenix Arizona

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows in Phoenix. Phoenix does have its fair share of problems related to criminal activity. However, the data indicates that crime is declining all around the United States and Phoenix, Arizona is no exception.

According to statistics from 2015, a total of 9261 violent crimes were reported. Violent crime is a type of crime where a perpetrator uses or threatens to use force upon a victim. When you sift through the data, aggravated assault is the most common with 5113 cases reported. Rape and robbery follow closely at the heels of aggravated assault.

If you take a look at the bigger picture, there were 410.2 violent crimes committed for every 100,000 people.

Larceny is the biggest offender when it comes to property crime. For people who are confused about the term larceny, larceny is the act of stealing items which can be taken from place to place. In Arizona, there were 34,288 cases of larceny reported in 2015.

Take a look at data from 2006 from reported cases of murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, vehicle thefts and arson. Compare those numbers with data in 2015. Numbers don’t lie. Anyone can see that there is a drop in crime.

The data from 2006 is as follows

  • Murder - 234
  • Rape - 550
  • Aggravated Assault - 6047
  • Robbery - 4363
  • Burglary - 16150
  • Vehicle Thefts - 24089
  • Arson – 525

The data from 2015 is as follows

  • Murder - 112
  • Rape - 1016
  • Aggravated Assault - 5113
  • Robbery - 3020
  • Burglary - 12798
  • Vehicle Thefts - 7370
  • Arson - 0

Murder Rates in Phoenix, Arizona

Murder has been going down in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2006, there were 234 murders. There was a massive drop in 2009 as murders fell from 167 in 2008 to 122 in 2009. 2015 recorded 112 murders which paints a different picture than murder in 2006.

Property Crimes Rates in Phoenix, Arizona

As already mentioned, larceny takes the biggest piece of the pie at 63% of all property crimes. It is followed by burglary crimes at 23.5% with 12,798 burglary crimes reported. Finally, at 13.5%, there were 7,370 motor vehicle theft cases reported.

Violent Crimes Rates in Phoenix, Arizona

Murder makes up a thankfully measly 1.2% of all violent crimes with 112 reported murders in 2015. Rape takes up a slightly larger chunk and sits at 11% which equals 1,016 reported rapes. Robbery sits at 32.6%, 3020 robbery cases were reported in Phoenix in 2015. Aggravated assault sits at a staggering 55% of all violent crimes in Phoenix. This equates to 5,113 reported cases.

The numbers aren’t meant to scare anyone but rather educate people. Phoenix is a relatively safe environment compared to other parts of the world. No matter where you are in the world, a little bit of common sense goes a long way in ensuring that you stay safe.

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