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Category: Crime

Arizona Has the 2nd Most Deadly Police Chases

Police chases, as exciting as they are in movies, can result in accidents — sometimes fatal ones. The victims can be the perpetrator, an officer, or innocents. According to a report released May 9 by the U.S. Department of Justice, the 68,000 vehicle pursuits by state and local law enforcement agencies conducted in 2012 resulted […]

Phoenix Property Crime Rate Above Nation

There were 2,487 property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — reported per 100,000 Americans in 2015, an 11.6% decline from five years prior. The FBI estimates that property crime resulted in $14.3 billion in losses in 2015, down from $15.6 billion in 2011. For several centuries, crime has been more common in […]

Why Violent Crime is Less Common in Pittsburgh

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the Pittsburgh metro area, there were 266 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, lower than the violent crime rate statewide of 315 incidents […]

Poverty Rate in Phoenix Above National Level

An estimated 16.2% of residents in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area live below the poverty line, a larger share than the national poverty rate of 14.7% and a smaller share than the state’s poverty rate of 17.4%. Phoenix has the second lowest poverty rate of any Arizona metro area. A high school education can mean […]

Violent Crime in Arizona Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Phoenix Robbery Rate No Higher Than Other U.S. Cities

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Arizona is the 10th Most Violent State

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By 2014, the national violent crime rate had fallen to 366 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The United States is far from the most peaceful place […]

Arizona is Among the States Where Anyone Can Carry a Concealed Weapon

Each year, roughly 117,000 Americans are shot, and nearly one in every three of those shot die. Some Americans have responded to the problem of gun violence by advocating for stricter gun laws, while others have armed themselves. Allegedly, the victims of the recent fatal police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana each had concealed weapons, […]

Violent Crime in Phoenix On Par With Nation

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area, there were 388 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, roughly similar to the violent crime rate statewide of 410 […]

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