Crime Rate in Phoenix Area Falls in 2007

September 23, 2008

FBI crime reports indicate that violent crime fell in the Phoenix area in 2007.

Based on data from 18 jurisdictions in metro Phoenix, violent crimes and property crimes both decreased 0.3 percent.

The city of Phoenix saw the same decrease in total crimes as the overall area, with a 0.3 percent decrease in total violent crimes and a 0.3 percent decrease in total property crimes.

The FBI says Paradise Valley had the greatest decrease in total violent crimes of any metro Phoenix jurisdiction — down 50 percent from 2006 to 2007. The jurisdiction did see a 3.2 percent increase in total property crimes.

About half of the Phoenix-area jurisdictions included in the data saw an increase in reported crime from 2006 to 2007.

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