Violent crime

crime victims, survivors, House bill
Mar 30, 2023

In Arizona, safer communities begin with healing crime victims

This year, Arizona can take critical action to fix this by funding our first Trauma Recovery Center through HB 2612 and improving access to our victim compensation fund.

Yanira Maldonado, 42, accompanied by her husband, Gary, speaks to the media after arriving home, Friday, May 31, 2013 in Goodyear, Ariz. Maldonado was released from a prison on the outskirts of Nogales, Mexico late Thursday, May 30, 2013 after being jailed in Mexico on a drug-smuggling charge. She was released after court officials reviewed her case. Maldonado was arrested by the Mexican military last week after they found nearly 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) of Marijuana under her seat on the commercial bus traveling from Mexico to Arizona. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
Jun 3, 2013

Woman’s jailing in Mexico highlights tourist risks

The weeklong detention of an American woman after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat illustrates just one of the perils Americans face while traveling south of the border.

Sep 19, 2011

Killings up 16 percent in AZ amid nationwide drop

New FBI statistics show that killings in Arizona jumped by about 16 percent last year despite a decrease nationwide.

Mar 8, 2011

Serious crime down in Nogales; officials hope folks elsewhere notice

The Nogales Police Department's data for 2010 shows an 11 percent drop from the previous year in serious crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults. Now, city leaders, residents and businesspeople say it’s unfair that Nogales is often portrayed as rife with conflict and bloodshed from drug cartels.

Sep 14, 2010

Violent crime down nearly 14 percent in Arizona

Crime in Arizona dropped sharply in 2009, with overall violent crime down by 13.9 percent.