The following information reflects only crimes that are categorized as Part I Crimes by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. By the FBI’s definition, Part I Crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The numbers reported here reflect the official Part I Crime numbers reported to the FBI and exclude cases that have been unfounded.
In 2014, Tempe had 8,886 reported Part I crimes, a 1.5% increase from 2013 (8,754). More
specifically, violent crime (comprised of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased by 4% and property crime (comprised of burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) increased by 2% from 2013 to 2014.
The following map is a thematic map of the 2014 offense reports by police reporting district. Each of the reporting districts in Tempe is shaded by the number of offense reports, with the darker areas representing more. This map does not represent offenses per population, but rather the frequency of offenses in specific geographical areas. Rather than just Part I crimes, offenses reported include most reports filed with the police, ranging from the most minor of offenses to homicide.