Declining crime rates were possibly due to strong police presence, better technology, taking repeat offenders off the streets and partnerships between the community and the police.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
HomeSecurityGuru.com, the web's largest and most comprehensive home security website, has just released a report that highlights the most recent Arizona crime statistics using multiple data sources. The data listed in the report includes the most recent statistics for the entire geographical area of Arizona as well as analysis on how the state compares to the rest of the country.
The Arizona crime statistics report also includes a comparison to the 2009 crime rates. Many of which show that crime in Arizona has decreased since last year. Recently, Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson told AZ Fact Check that declining crime rates were possibly due to strong police presence, better technology, taking repeat offenders off the streets and partnerships between the community and the police.
2010 - 16,574 / 2009 - 17,270
2010 - 50,771 / 2009 - 54,308
Motor Vehicle Theft
2010 - 21,508 / 2009 - 26,437
2010 - 409 / 2009 - 380
2010 - 2,165 / 2009 - 2,279
2010 - 6,937 / 2009 - 8,199
2010 - 153,614 / 2009 - 115,976
The HSG Arizona crime report shows a downward trend in the occurrence of most crimes recorded in the state. According to the Arizona law enforcement agencies, every 24 hours in 2010 there was:
- 1 Murder
- 41 Aggravated Assaults
- 4 Rapes
- 19 Robberies
- 132 Burglaries
- 55 Motor Vehicle Thefts
- 429 Larceny - Thefts
- 4 Arsons
One Violent Crime occurs every 22 min. 13 sec.
One Property Crimes occurs every 2 min. 19 sec.
How Arizona Crime Statistics Compare to Other States
According to the FBI's Crime in the United States 2009-2010 report Arizona ranks 16 for violent crimes and 13 for property crimes. When comparing Arizona to the rest of the country population needs to considered. Based on the 2010 census Arizona currently ranks 16th with a population of 6,392,017.
While the population has grown by 24.6% since 2000, Arizona has had a decrease in population since 2009 when the population was 6,595,778. The drop in population is likely a defining factor for the decrease in all types of crime in the state, with exception of murder (non-negligent and manslaughter) which the FBI found increased 7.6%.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that violent crime in the U.S. dropped by 12.1% while property crime dropped 5.2% between 2009 and 2010. However, Arizona violent crimes dropped by 7.3% and property crimes dropped by 4.6%
CQ Press listed Arizona as the 9th most dangerous state in their annual State Crime Rankings which measure murder, burglary, rape, aggravated assaults, motor vehicle theft and robbery rates.
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