Yuma's crime rate
There were 2,678 crimes reported in Yuma, Arizona in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 2,711 incidents for every 100,000 people.
How does Yuma compare?
Yuma has a higher overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.
Yuma's overall crime rate is 6% lower than the overall crime rate in Arizona. Statewide, there were 210,779 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,896 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Yuma, property crimes account for about 86% of all offenses.
Property crime is more prevalent in Yuma than it is nationwide. There were 2,302 property crimes in Yuma in 2019, or 2,331 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Yuma. There were 1,586 larcenies reported in Yuma in 2019, or 1,606 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.
There were 483 break-ins reported in Yuma in 2019, or 489 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Yuma, meanwhile, there were 233 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 236 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Yuma, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 14% share of all reported crime.
At 381 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Yuma is about the same as the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Yuma reported a total of 376 violent crimes in 2019.
Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Yuma. There were 309 aggravated assaults reported in Yuma in 2019, or 313 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is lower, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 29 robberies reported in Yuma in 2019, a rate of 29 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 82 per 100,000 in 2019.
There were 27 rapes reported in Yuma in 2019, or 27 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.
There were 11 homicides committed in the city in 2019. Adjusted for population, the murder rate in Yuma is 11.1 murders for every 100,000 people, more than double the national murder rate of 5 per 100,000 people.
Yuma compared to other cities in Arizona
Yuma has a higher crime rate than the majority of all comparable cities in Arizona. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
Here are all comparable cities ranked by total crime rate. Click any bar or city name to see more about crime in that city.
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