How many? Highest month for assault in AZ

Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 14:58:06-04

Beware. More people in Arizona were victims of aggravated assault during the month of March in 2014, than any other month that year.

We crunched the numbers from police reports around the state, and found 15,009 aggravated assaults in 2014, the most recent numbers available.

  • March recorded the highest number with 1,515, while February recorded the lowest with
  • The most common weapons used were physical (hand, fists, feet) in 4,626 or 30.8 percent of cases
  • Firearms were used in 25.5 percent of the aggravated assaults.
  • 6,910 persons were arrested in 2014.
  • Males accounted for 5,669 arrests, or 82.0 percent, and females accounted for 1,274
    arrests, or 18.4 percent.


Take a look at the charts below for a further breakdown of aggravated assault data. (For a fullscreen view, click here)

For the purpose of this report, Aggravated Assault is defined as:

The unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm.

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