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.
Offered here are preliminary monthly crime statistics for the City. These figures change when victims contact the police with delayed incidents and as investigations uncover information that can possibly change the nature of the offense or even determine that a crime did not occur.
In 2015, Tempe had 8,429 reported Part I crimes, a 5.2% decrease from 2014 (8,886). More specifically, violent crime (comprised of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased by 9.9% and property crime (comprised of burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) decreased by 4.7% from 2013 to 2014.
*UCR data provided by TPD Records Bureau
The following map is a thematic map of the 2015 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 minor of offenses to homicide. To see up-to-date crime statistics on a Tempe map, go to our free Crime Mapping website provided by Lexis-Nexis at: https://communitycrimemap.com/ and select Arizona and then Tempe.