CHARTS: Robberies in 2014 valued in the millions

Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 15:04:04-05

Robberies are a frequent occurrence in the state, but did you know that, on average, 17 robberies occurred each day in 2014?

Arizona's statistics for robberies can be eye-opening, with the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Arizona Crime Clock estimating a robbery occurring every 1 hour 27 minutes in 2014.

Here are some major takeaways from 2014's data:

  • There were 6,031 robberies reported during 2014.

  • September recorded the highest number with 580, while February recorded the lowest with 378.
  • Robberies occurring on streets, alleys and sidewalks recorded the highest, with 2,236  (37.1 percent) of all robberies accounting for $2.04 million in cash and property.

  • The total value of property stolen amounted to $6,461,415, or $1,071 per offense

  • Strong-arm (hand, feet, etc.) represented the most common weapon used in 2,463 robberies (40.8 percent), followed by firearms with 2,270.

  • Bank robberies had the lowest number, with 134 (2.2 percent) of all robberies, but had the highest dollar loss per robbery, an average of $3,878.

  • Males accounted for 1,396 arrests (86.7 percent), and females accounted for 226 arrests (14.0 percent)

Click on the charts below to see a detailed breakdown of robbery statistics between 2010 and 2014. (For a fullscreen view, click here).

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The Arizona crime clock represents an annual ratio of crime during a 24-hour day. It is compiled by the Arizona Department of Public Safety and based on 2014 Crime statistics.

In a 24-hour period during 2014, there were:

  • 7 rapes
  • 1 murder
  • 17 robberies
  • 41 aggravated assaults
  • 110 burglaries
  • 399 thefts
  • 43 vehicle thefts
  • 3 arsons

FYI: For the purpose of this report

Robbery is defined as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force and/or by putting the victim in fear. Robbery involves a theft or larceny but is aggravated by the element of force or threat of force.