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).
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.