Tempe has a population of 186,086. During the past three years, Tempe saw 25,961 arrests. For 2017, the Tempe's arrest rate totaled 459.57 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 45.18% makes Tempe higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 883 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Tempe also totaled 7,669 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Avondale and Buckeye, Tempe is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Tempe had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Tempe averaged 883 violent crimes and 7,669 non-violent crimes.
The city of Tempe experienced 9,274 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 69 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 805 was for legacy rape and 62 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 2,783, and the aggravated assault total was 5,555.