Crime in Tempe

originally published on Nextdoor. Contributed by Toby Duffell. Reproduced here with his permission.

Toby has found 3 sources of crime data, all of which are unflattering to north Tempe: This source reports 89 crimes per 1,000 residents for the 85281 zipcode.

Orange worst, green best This source reports 48 crimes per 1,000 residents for all of Tempe, still higher than the national average. It is, unfortunately, behind a paywall. Their index is not comparable to the measures above. They measure crime in Tempe at 329, compared to a national average of 270.

This data shows that crime in Tempe is bad, but not a new problem

The City of Tempe reports crime statistics for 2018, 2019, and through August 2020. Their numbers show declining rates of crime but there is no comparison to other cities. Here is the link.