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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 2018, Tempe had 8,727 reported Part I crimes, a 1.8% increase from 2017 (8,573). More specifically, violent crime (comprised of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) slightly increased by 2.7% and property crime (comprised of burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) increased by 1.7% from 2017 to 2018. As of 2019 as compared to 2018, there has been a -1.9% decrease in violent crime and a -4.9% decrease in property crime. Furthermore, an overall increase of -4.6% in total reported Part I crimes from 2018 to 2019. The historical UCR Part I Crime trends from 2005 to November 2019 can be seen as follows:


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".