The FBI crime index indicates that the crime rate in Arizona has dropped, but it is still near the top of all U.S. states. Arizona was the #1 state from 2000 to 2006 in per capita crimes. In 2008 it had dropped to #4. But still Arizona's crime rate was 29% higher than the national average.
Arizona Fact Sheet: Learn about the impact that illegal immigration has had on Arizona.
Did you know that illegal immigration costs taxpayers in Arizona $2.6 billion annually?
Read our report The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers to find out more.
Find the current cost of illegal immigration to Arizona taxpayers, and for all 50 states.
Find out more about the impact of immigration on Arizona with our Arizona state data.
Recent Demographic Change in Arizona: Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation: Since 2005, when Arizona made E-Verify mandatory for all employers, the state has been at the forefront of cooperative immigration law enforcement. Click here to read how states can make a difference in deterring illegal immigration.