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Title: Crime in Arizona 2002
Corporate Author: Arizona Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 129
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Dept of Public Safety
Phoenix, AZ 85005
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents data regarding the nature and extent of crime throughout the State of Arizona in 2002.
Abstract: Overall, there were 344,181 Crime Index Offenses reported. January recorded the highest incidence of offenses with 33,142 while February recorded the lowest incidence of offenses with 27,331. The value of property stolen was $604,253,196. The value of property recovered was $239,144,289 for a recovery rate of 39.6 percent. Stolen motor vehicles accounted for 63 percent of the total stolen property and 93 percent of the total recovered property. The crime rate was 6,292.2 crimes per 100,000 population based on an estimated population of 5,472,750. A total of 50,481 persons were arrested for Index offenses. Adult Index arrests were 36,441 and juvenile arrests were 14,040. Males accounted for 73 percent of the Index arrests and females accounted for 26.7 percent. There were 52,989 clearances or 15.4 percent, of Index Offenses reported. Juveniles represented 19 percent of this total. There were 29,782 violent crimes reported. Violent crimes accounted for 8.7 percent of the total Crime Index. Aggravated assault accounted for the largest incidence of violent crimes with 19,892 offenses while homicide accounted for the smallest with 384 offenses. There were 9,313 arrests for violent crimes. Adult arrests were 7,658 and juvenile arrests were 1,655. Males accounted for 84 percent and females accounted for 15.8 percent. There were 11,472 clearances, or 38.5 percent, of violent crimes reported. Juveniles represented 13 percent of this total. There were 314,399 property crimes reported. Property crimes accounted for 91 percent of the total Crime Index. The highest number of property crimes was reported in January with 30,630 offenses while the lowest number was reported in June with 24,387 offenses. Larceny-theft accounted for the largest incidence of property crimes with 197,832 offenses while arson accounted for the smallest with 1,766 offenses. There were 306,278 persons arrested in 2002. Adult arrests were 253,905 and juvenile arrests were 52,373. Males accounted for 76.6 percent and females accounted for 23.4 percent.
Main Term(s): Arizona; State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Clearance rates; Crime Statistics; Offense statistics; Property crime statistics; Violent crime statistics
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