History of Phoenix

As legend has it, the great city of Phoenix gets its name from a Cambridge-educated pioneer who went by Darrell Duppa. Duppa saw the ruins and prehistoric canals left behind by the Hohokam and believed that another civilization would rise from the ashes, (hence Phoenix), and he was not wrong.

According to City-Data, Phoenix is home to over 1.5 million people, making it the 5th largest city in the United States. The population of Phoenix is split fairly evenly being 50% male and 49% female. The southwestern city is predominantly inhabited by white (43.5%) and hispanic (42.9%) people. With an average age of 33.8 years old Phoenix is a generally young city, in comparison to the state of Arizona’s average age of 37.4 years old. The majority of Phoenix residents have at least a high school diploma (80.2%), about 26% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and around 9% have a graduate level degree (ie: master’s degree).

Violent Crime Facts For Phoenix

With one of the the largest populations of any city in the United States, it’s no shock that Phoenix recorded the largest number of violent crimes of any other city in Arizona in 2015. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, there was over 9,000 reports of violent crimes reported in Phoenix in 2015. Two categories of violent crime that Phoenix dominated were murders (112) and aggravated assault (5,113). If you’ve been accused of murder or aggravated assault in Phoenix, our criminal defense attorney Phoenix can help you clear your name.

Other Phoenix Statistics

The city of Phoenix resides in Maricopa county in the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is one of the greenest and wettest deserts in North America. Maricopa County is home to what is considered the “Greater Phoenix” area. The Greater Phoenix area is home to four other cities, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe. The Greater Phoenix area is also home to the largest municipal park in the United States. South Mountain Park and Presevecovers spands 16,500 acres and is home to more than 50 miles of trails that range from hiking trails to biking trails to equestrian trails.

The city of Phoenix is considered home to many sports teams including the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Coyotes (NHL), and Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB). In the Greater Phoenix you will also find an NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals, who are located in Glendale. The Greater Phoenix area is also home to the Cactus League. The Cactus League is a spring training league for the MLB and features 15 professional baseball teams.

In addition to being the home of multiple sports teams, Phoenix has played host to three Super Bowls (XXX, XLII, and XLIX), the Fiesta Bowl (NCAA Football Top-5 Bowl Game), and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four (2017). In addition to those games, the Phoenix International raceway hosts two Nascar races every year and Tournament Players Club Scottsdale hosts The Waste Management PGA tournament in February each year.

Phoenix Car Accident Statistics

With so many people, there are bound to be traffic accidents, especially when you are leaving a major sporting event. In fact, azdot.gov reported that there were 126,845 car accidents in Arizona in the year 2016. If you were in a car accident in Phoenix and you were injured as a result of the crash, one of our personal injury lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona can help you. We have a history of helping residents of Arizona seek compensation for their injury sustained in a car accident.  For more information and a free case review, please feel free to contact us.