Reported Annual Crime In Olympia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOlympia/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,691n/a (estimate)5,2793,7962,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOlympia/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.75.3
Rape21n/a41.242.240.4
Robbery47n/a92.277.5102.8
Assault132n/a259.0179.7248.5
Violent crime200n/a (estimate)392302386
Burglary378n/a741.6674.8468.9
Theft1,889n/a3,706.02,376.31,745.0
Vehicle theft224n/a439.5443.0236.9
Property crime2,491n/a (estimate)4,8873,4942,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Olympia, WA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 39% higher than the average of crimes committed in Washington. It is also 86% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Olympia, WA shows a crime rate that is 30% higher than the Washington average. The crime rate is also 2% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Olympia, WA is shown to be 40% higher than the Washington average and 99% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
DuPont, WA8,851167552719
Fox Island, WA3,55660692752
Steilacoom, WA6,0831921,1031,295
Rainier, WA1,9011331,5331,666
Rochester, WA2,0621331,5351,668
North Yelm, WA2,8081611,8642,025
Longbranch, WA3,1471661,9232,089
Olympia, WA47,8473924,8875,279

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Olympia is 86% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.46 daily crimes that occur in Olympia.
  • Olympia is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Olympia you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Olympia has increased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Olympia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Olympia, WA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Washington and on a national scale. In Olympia, WA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.39 times more than the Washington average and 1.86 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Olympia, WA is 1.30 times more than the Washington average and 1.02 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Olympia, WA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Washington average and 1.99 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Olympia (higher is better)

How safe is Olympia, WA compared to other cities in Washington and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Olympia, WA is safer than 19% of the cities in Washington and 17% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Washington and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Olympia, WA. Overall, Olympia, WA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Olympia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Olympia is 1 in 255
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Olympia is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Olympia is 1 in 19
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Olympia, WA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Olympia, WA, you have a 1 in 255 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 21. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Olympia, WA is 1 in 19.

Year Over Year Crime In Olympia (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Olympia, WA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Olympia, WA has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Olympia, WA has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Olympia, WA has increased by 5% year over year.

Olympia police department

ItemOlympiaWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)848,150556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 84 Olympia police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.4% less than the Washington average and 46.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Washington

StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

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Salina, KS47,8944293,8224,251
Antelope, CA47,7986333,6304,263
Murray, UT47,9095557,0767,631
Newark, OH47,7443763,2353,612
Alexandria, LA47,9831,8428,53410,376
Olympia, WA47,8473924,8875,279
Source: The Olympia, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.