How safe is Phoenix, AZ?

The Phoenix area's violent and property crime rates are higher than the national rates.

Crime Index

Index Score: 8.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Phoenix has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Phoenix, AZ

412.6

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Phoenix
Chicago, IL

444.0

Higher than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

359.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

577.0

Higher than average crime
Phoenix, AZ

2843.4

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Phoenix
Chicago, IL

2056.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

2471.0

Higher than average crime
Houston, TX

2918.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.