Tempe, AZ Arrest Records

Tempe, AZ is among the most violent cities in the USA with 5.05 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 49th safest city in Arizona among the 57 cities.
Tempe, AZ property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 45.59 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 6,494 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 5.17% compared to 2015.

Tempe Crime Rate

Total arrests in Tempe 2016 increased by 8.17% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 721 to 902 while non-violent crime increased by 6.57% from 7,642 to 8,144.

5 Crimes In Tempe, AZ in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 6,494
Burglary 1,200
Aggravated assault 506
Motor vehicle theft 450
Robbery 237

Other Cities in Arizona with the Most Arrests

Among the 57 cities in state the most dangerous is Phoenix with 10,700 violent crimes that’s 44.85% of total of 23,856. Winslow has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 38 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Winslow 78.70
Page 77.97
Willcox 75.76
Tucson 66.54
Miami 64.75

Safest Cities in Arizona

Are you planning a move to Arizona? Here are the safest cities in Arizona with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Tempe is 1 out of 219 up by 0.13% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Show Low and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Florence.

City Arrests
Florence 5.56
Patagonia 6.77
Wellton 7.81
Eagar 11.72
Somerton 13.56

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Tempe increased by 25.1% from 2015 and increased by 14.61% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 787 to 902. In 2016 violent crime rate in Tempe was 7.59% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.505%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Tempe increased by 6.57% from 2015 and decreased by 8.83% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 8,933 to 8,144. In 2016 property crime rate in Tempe was 60.38% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.559%.

How Tempe stands up against other cities

Tempe vs. Peoria

You’ll be in more risk in Tempe compared to Peoria that had 54.14% lower crime rate compared to Tempe according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 1.3266 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.4863 in Peoria city.
Larceny rates of 36.3496 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 16.0415 in Peoria.

Tempe vs. Surprise

You’ll be in more risk in Tempe compared to Surprise that had 60.34% lower crime rate compared to Tempe according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Surprise city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.5188 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.1938 in Surprise.

Names with the most arrests in Tempe

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 50% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Tempe is 0.53% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 13.87 daily crimes that occur in Tempe.
  • Tempe is more violent than Peoria.
  • In Tempe you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Tempe have increased by 8.17%.