The following information reflects only crimes that are categorized as Part I Crimes by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. By the FBI’s definition, Part I Crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The numbers reported here reflect the official Part I Crime numbers reported to the FBI and exclude cases that have been unfounded.
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The following table shows the frequency and types of UCR Part I Crime for 2004-2013. Overall, total crime decreased by 0.1% from 2012 to 2013. Over the decade, Part I crime decreased by 28%, with a 15% drop in violent crime and 39% drop in property crime.
The following map is a thematic map of the 2013 offense reports by police reporting district. Each of the reporting districts in Tempe is shaded by the number of offense reports, with the darker areas representing more. This map does not represent offenses per population, but rather the frequency of offenses in specific geographical areas. Rather than just Part I crimes, offenses reported include most reports filed with the police, ranging from the most minor of offenses to homicide.