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Violent and Property Crime

Description: 

Violent crimes (also known as crimes against persons) dominate most people’s considerations of crime and safety, despite criminal justice experts’ reminders that an individual’s chance of being victimized is actually quite small as long as he or she avoids certain places and activities—for example, those related to street gangs and illegal drugs. This compilation defines violent crimes as murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Property crimes are the more common type of criminal offense, and range from impulse shoplifting to highly organized multi-million-dollar thefts. This compilation defines property crimes as burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft, and arson.

Data Source: 

The numbers in this section are taken from the nation’s most commonly cited source, the Uniform Crime Reports published annually by the FBI. This compilation defines violent crimes as murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and property crimes as burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft, and arson. http://www.azdps.gov/About/Reports/Crime_In_Arizona/

Data Quality Comments: 

In using these numbers, four important caveats should be kept in mind:

  1. These numbers are based on voluntary reporting from U.S. law enforcement agencies
  2. They include only the four crimes mentioned above, and say nothing about other offenses
  3. They are measures of reported crimes only; most crimes—especially minor crimes—go unreported
  4. The FBI urges caution in using these data to make conclusive comparisons between places, as many different factors—including differences in reporting practices by police agencies—can influence these numbers.

iconTotal Number of Crimes Reported Per County

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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.

iconTotal Number of Crimes Reported Per 100k Population

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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.

iconTotal Number of Bias Crimes Reported in Arizona

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A bias (hate) crime is a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, religion, ethnic/national origin group, sexual orientation group, disability, or gender.

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.

iconViolent and Property Crime - AZ vs US

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Data Source

The numbers in this section are taken from the nation’s most commonly cited source, the Uniform Crime Reports published annually by the FBI. This compilation defines violent crimes as murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and property crimes as burglary, larceny-theft, auto theft, and arson. http://www.azdps.gov/About/Reports/Crime_In_Arizona/