According to FBI statistics released in September of 2010, Arizona violent crime was down 13.9%. This is great news, however there were still 354 people murdered and there are still people being raped and violated
In 2008, out of an Arizona population of 6,500,180 persons, 29,059 were victims of a violent crime, 1,673 were victims of forcible rape, and 17,282 were victims of aggravated assault (JBS, 2010). Furthermore, Between January 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008 task forces reported investigating 1,229 alleged national incidents of human trafficking, 38% which involved allegations of child sex trafficking and 62% incidents involved allegations of adult sex trafficking, such as forced prostitution or other sex trafficking crimes (JBS, 2010). The average age of a child entering prostitution is 13.5. Crimes can have major traumatic impacts on their victims.
Arizona Domestic Violence Statistics: According to the Maricopa Association of Governments, every 5 minutes, a law enforcement officer responds to a domestic violence call.
According to the Maricopa Association of Governments, every 39 minutes, one or more children witness a domestic violence incident (2010).
* 31 Domestic Violence Shelters
* 5,943 women served, 5,266 children served (total 11,209)
* Unmet requests for shelter 8,468
* Police reports and Orders of Protection – 48,935
* Reports noting minors present – 12,099
* Arrests at the scene – 21,042
* Cases with seized weapons – 10,630
1 Major Crime every 2 minutes, 2 seconds | 1 Violent Crime every 20 minutes | 1 Murder every 27 hours, 2 minutes
1 Forcible Rape every 5 hours, 21 minutes | 1 Aggravated Assault every 32 minutes, 16 seconds.