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A Look at Tucson’s Crime Statistics

August 18, 2017

Whenever you plan on spending some time in a new location, you should have some idea of what the crime rate is like in that area. This goes for crimes involving traffic, theft, and even homicide. Read ahead for a quick look at some of Tucson’s crime statistics.


People of different ages tend to be pulled over for different reasons, as well as in very different amounts. In the first quarter of 2017, there was one age group that vastly stood out from the rest. According to the Tucson Police Department, the age group accounting for people between the ages of 21 and 30 received more than 30% of traffic citations despite making up less than 20% of Tucson’s population. The second most cited age group was the 31 to 40 range, who make up less than 15% of the population but garnered more than 20% of the citations.

Automobile Theft

In terms of automobile theft in Tucson, Honda owners tend to be the unlucky ones. The Honda Accord and Civic take the top two spots for most stolen vehicles in Tucson in June of 2012, and the Honda motorcycle is on the list as well. The Ford 350 and 150 came in just behind the Honda motorcycle.


Homicide is one of the worst crimes by any measure, but the good news is that it has been dropping in the city of Tucson. From 2000 to 2016, the homicide rate has been cut in half, which is great news for the locale. Although it has been up and down over that time, recent years have seen the lowest homicide rate per 100,000 persons in over a decade.

If you ever find yourself in trouble with the law in Tucson, don’t wait to call Janet Altschuler at (520) 247-1789. Ms. Altschuler focuses on robbery, domestic violence, and car accidents, and she can lend her expertise to your case.

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