Crime in the US: How Dangerous is Arizona?

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Covid keeps the entire United States occupied and frightens a lot of individuals. People are scared not just by a worldwide epidemic, but also by the amount of crimes that occur in their area.

It's also not an untold secret that many US states are safer than others. But what about Arizona? I really wanted to find out how safe Arizona is and so, therefore, I dug in deep into the latest FBI crime report.

The data below was gathered by the FBI through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Their data includes 12-month crime counts for major cities in MSAs, as well as crime statistics for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and their estimated populations, counties included in each MSA, and crime statistics for MSAs.

For my research I solely focus on the MASs, the total population, and the following crime rates:

  • Total Number of Violent Crimes, consisting of Aggravated assault, Robbery, Rape, Murder, and nonnegligent manslaughter.
  • Total Number of Property Crimes, consisting of Burglary, Larceny-theft, Motor vehicle theft.

You will find all those rates as per 100,000 inhabitants so that they are easy to compare. You will also see that sometimes specific property crime rates are missing. If this is the case, they haven't been reported in the original statistic.

Flagstaff, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 144001

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 461,1

- Aggravated assault: 363,2

- Robbery: 38,2

- Rape: 54,2

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 5,6

Total Number of Property Crimes: 2449,3

Burglary: 197,2

Larceny-theft: 2165,3

Motor vehicle theft: 86,8

Tucson, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 1047076

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 447,4

- Aggravated assault: 255,9

- Robbery: 123,9

- Rape: 62,4

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 5,3

Total Number of Property Crimes: 2881,4

Burglary: 405,1

Larceny-theft: 2168

Motor vehicle theft: 308,2

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 4949304

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 426,5

- Aggravated assault: 275,1

- Robbery: 97,1

- Rape: 49,8

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 4,6

Larceny-theft: 1804,9

Motor vehicle theft: 251,9

Yuma, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 214209

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 277,8

- Aggravated assault: 225,9

- Robbery: 19,1

- Rape: 21,5

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 11,2

Total Number of Property Crimes: 1730,6

Burglary: 370,2

Larceny-theft: 1151,2

Motor vehicle theft: 209,1

Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 234899

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 277,1

- Aggravated assault: 246,5

- Robbery: 11,9

- Rape: 14,9

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 3,8

Total Number of Property Crimes: 1338

Burglary: 221,4

Larceny-theft: 1027,3

Motor vehicle theft: 89,4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 210855

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 230

- Aggravated assault: 164,6

- Robbery: 29,9

- Rape: 32,7

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 2,8

Total Number of Property Crimes: 2638,8

Burglary: 555,4

Larceny-theft: 1843,4

Motor vehicle theft: 240

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

The total population in this Metropolitan Statistical Area: 126231

Following are rates per 100,000 inhabitants:

Total Number of Violent Crimes: 217,9

- Aggravated assault: 182,2

- Robbery: 21,4

- Rape: 11,9

- Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 2,4

Total Number of Property Crimes: 2161,9

Burglary: 431,7

Larceny-theft: 1574,9

Motor vehicle theft: 155,3

I hope you found these numbers helpful. I now would really love to hear your honest opinion about all these areas. Do you feel safe in those places?

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