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Tucson’s High Rate of Crime

By April 15th, 2022 No Comments
Tucson’s High Rate of Crime

Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona, and due to its population density, the pandemic, and uncertainty have led to an increase in crime.  Vagrancies are also on the rise in Tucson, which is a contributing factor to both crime and property damage.

Murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are four kinds of violent crimes in the Tucson region. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

According to Tucson’s crime statistics, Violent Crimes Per 100k is at 736 (5th most dangerous in AZ) and Property Crimes Per 100k is at 4,954 (4th most dangerous in AZ).

Based on FBI data, crime Indices range from 1 (low) to 100 (high). Tucson is at a 37.5 overall compared to a 22.7 in the US for violent crime. Property crime is at 83.2 compared to the US.

What can be done?

Having a security presence on your property will deter crime and provide the resources to address issues as they happen.  Unlike security cameras, security guards are both a presence and have the ability to alert police in an immediate scenario. Additional steps could include:

  • Alarms on all doors and windows during off hours with dispatch capabilities to security
  • Keep an eye out for strangers, especially in the evening. Tucson’s high zones are frequently small neighborhoods flanked by better neighborhoods.
  • Robberies are common in Tucson. Install screen guards, specifically if you already have puddle heaters, and put alarm systems on glass panels. 
  • Be sure to have proper exterior lighting so that perpetrators and vagrants cannot easily conceal themselves at night.