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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.
The following table shows the frequency and types of UCR Part I Crime for 2003-2012. Overall, total crime decreased by 10.1% in 2012 when compared to 2011. Violent crime in 2012 was up by 12.4% and property crime was down by 12.1% when compared to 2011.
The following map is a thematic map of the 2011 Part I Crimes in Tempe reporting districts. Each of the reporting districts in Tempe is shaded by the number of reported Part I crimes with the darkest areas representing reporting districts with over 100 reported Part I crimes. This map does not represent crime rates per population, but rather the frequency of crime in specific geographical areas.