It’s time for some hard data here on the Central Alarm blog. We talk a lot about the efficacy of burglar alarm systems for businesses and homes, how their presence alone is a deterrent for would-be burglars. This entry we are going to get into the actual details, the numbers and statistics for crime in Arizona, to give a more concrete frame of reference for those who interested in burglar alarms, guard services, or any of the other myriad security services we offer here at central Alarm.


Burglary, the unlawful entry into a ‘structure’ with the intent to commit theft or a felony. Use of force to enter, gain entry is not necessary. Structures are defined as apartments, barns, houseboat, house trailers, office, stable. A car does not count for these statistics.

Burglary Stats



Defined as the unlawful taking, leading, carrying or riding away of property. Examples include bike thefts, stolen motor vehicle parts, shoplifting, pickpocketing or any other theft of property that is not done so by force or fraud. So someone stealing parts from your business? That falls under larceny-theft.

Larceny-Theft Stats

These are just the stats on two of the listed crimes for 2017, there are more property crimes out there including vandalism, all of which security systems can help deter or document!
Note: All of these stats are from 2017, published by the website. You can view the whole document  here. While burglar crimes have decreased over the years (in fact burglaries are down by 578 instances since 2000) that may well be because of the increase in burglar/alarm systems, and their reported effectiveness in deterring criminals.
Don’t want to be a part of those statistics? We don’t blame you! That’s why Central Alarm offers every security solution you could hope for, whether it be home video surveillance or card secured entries for businesses. Together we can ensure that your home, business, or both are not targets of burglars and if so, that the authorities have every mean necessary to bring them to justice!  Ready to get your security top of the line? Contact us at Central Alarm and we will make it happen!

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