Reported Crime in Tempe

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The following information reflects the crime types that are categorized as Part I Crime by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR). By the FBI’s definition, Part I crimes include the following: homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

The table offered below is the preliminary monthly crime statistics for the City of Tempe.  These figures may change when victims contact Tempe Police Department with delayed incidents and as investigations uncover information that may change the nature of the offense or in some cases determine a crime did not occur. The numbers reported here reflect the UCR Part I Crime statistics reported to the FBI and exclude any cases that have been unfounded.


In 2016, Tempe had 9,061 reported Part I crimes, a 7.5% increase from 2015 (8,429). More specifically, violent crime (comprised of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) increased by 21.6% and property crime (comprised of burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) increased by 6.2% from 2015 to 2016. As of Year-To-Date (YTD) December 2017 as compared to YTD December 2016, there has been a 0.7% increase in violent crime and -6.0% decrease in property crime. More importantly, an overall decrease of -5.4% in reported Part I crimes from YTD 2016 (9,061) to 2017 (8,572).

The historical UCR Part I Crime trends from 2005 to December 2017 can be seen as follows:


The displayed map shown below is a thematic map of the 2015 offense reports per police reporting district. Each of the reporting districts in Tempe has been shaded by the quantity of offense reports, where the darker shaded areas represent higher counts of reported offenses as compared to the lighter shaded areas. This map does not take into account for offenses per population, rather the frequency of offenses within the specific geographical areas. Instead of only taking UCR Part I Crime into consideration, these reported offenses include all reports that have been filed with Tempe Police Department, ranging anywhere from minor offenses, such as fraud, to major crimes, such as homicide.

Tempe Crime Map

In order to view up-to-date crime statistics on an interactive map for the City of Tempe, please visit our Community Crime Map provided by Lexis-Nexis, select a location by specific address or jump to "AZ - Tempe".