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Arrests

Description: 

Arrests are not convictions. Individuals are cited or taken into custody by law enforcement officers when the latter believe they have “probable cause” to believe that a crime has been committed and that the person is guilty of the crime. “Probable cause” is a weaker standard of proof than that of guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is required for conviction by a judge or jury. Many arrests are later dismissed; many suspects whose cases are prosecuted are found not guilty. Nor can the number of arrests be directly linked to the number of crimes. Sometimes several individuals are arrested in connection with a single crime, or one individual is charged with several crimes.

Data Source: 

The numbers in this section are taken from Crime in Arizona, published annually by the Arizona Department of Public Safety based on reports from Arizona law enforcement agencies. http://www.azdps.gov/About/Reports/Crime_In_Arizona/

Data Quality Comments: 

These tallies include arrests for only the eight most serious violations of state laws (sometimes called “Part 1 crimes”) as defined by the FBI, and do not include arrests by federal or tribal officials.

iconTotal Arrests for Part 1 Crimes

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Visualization Notes:

It is important to remember that these numbers reflect only those crimes reported to and tallied by police agencies; many crimes go unreported. In addition, these data do not include reports from federal agencies or tribal police agencies in Arizona. Attempts to commit any of these crimes are included in the crime counts.

iconArrests Made vs. Crimes Cleared in Arizona

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Visualization Notes:

It is important to remember that these numbers reflect only those crimes reported to and tallied by police agencies; many crimes go unreported. In addition, these data do not include reports from federal agencies or tribal police agencies in Arizona. Attempts to commit any of these crimes are included in the crime counts.

** The Index Crime Rate is the number of reported index crimes per 100,000 state population.

iconTotal Number of DUI Arrests in Arizona

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Visualization Notes:

It is important to remember that these numbers reflect only those crimes reported to and tallied by police agencies; many crimes go unreported. In addition, these data do not include reports from federal agencies or tribal police agencies in Arizona. Attempts to commit any of these crimes are included in the crime counts.

Data Source

The numbers in this section are taken from Crime in Arizona, published annually by the Arizona Department of Public Safety based on reports from Arizona law enforcement agencies. http://www.azdps.gov/About/Reports/Crime_In_Arizona/