Scottsdale has a population of 251,840. During the past three years, Scottsdale saw 17,699 arrests. For 2017, the Scottsdale's arrest rate totaled 232.93 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 26.42% makes Scottsdale lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 396 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Scottsdale also totaled 5,470 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Buckeye and Gilbert, Scottsdale is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Scottsdale had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Scottsdale averaged 396 violent crimes and 5,470 non-violent crimes.
The city of Scottsdale experienced 3,889 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 50 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 496 was for legacy rape and 37 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 1,155, and the aggravated assault total was 2,151.