Reported Annual Crime In Port Townsend

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePort Townsend/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime330n/a (estimate)3,5193,7962,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePort Townsend/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a10.72.75.3
Rape3n/a32.042.240.4
Robbery1n/a10.777.5102.8
Assault19n/a202.6179.7248.5
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)256302386
Burglary70n/a746.4674.8468.9
Theft230n/a2,452.62,376.31,745.0
Vehicle theft6n/a64.0443.0236.9
Property crime306n/a (estimate)3,2633,4942,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Port Townsend, WA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Port Townsend, WA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Port Townsend, WA crime rates are 7% lower than in comparison to the Washington mean and are 24% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Port Townsend, WA has a rate that is 15% lower than the Washington average; compared to the United States, it is 34% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Port Townsend, WA is 7% lower than its state's mean, and 33% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bell Hill, WA1,06247544591
Port Ludlow, WA2,461849761,061
Marrowstone, WA1,218871,0021,089
Freeland, WA1,486941,0821,176
Coupeville, WA2,1281161,3421,458
Oak Harbor, WA22,2202151,4131,628
Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA3,5122002,3132,513
Port Townsend, WA9,1682563,2633,519

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Port Townsend is 24% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.64 daily crimes that occur in Port Townsend.
  • Port Townsend is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Port Townsend you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Port Townsend has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Port Townsend (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Port Townsend, WA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Washington as well as national figures. In Port Townsend, WA the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times less than the Washington average and 1.24 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Port Townsend, WA are 1.18 times less than the Washington average and 1.51 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Port Townsend, WA has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times less than the Washington average and 1.33 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Port Townsend (higher is better)

How safe is Port Townsend, WA compared to other cities in Washington and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Port Townsend, WA is safer than 36% of the cities in Washington and 33% 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 Port Townsend, WA. Overall, Port Townsend, WA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Port Townsend

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Port Townsend is 1 in 391
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Port Townsend is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Port Townsend is 1 in 29
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Port Townsend, WA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Port Townsend, WA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 391. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Port Townsend, WA is 1 in 29.

Year Over Year Crime In Port Townsend (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Port Townsend, 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 Port Townsend, WA has decreased by 30%, while the property crime rate in Port Townsend, WA has increased by 18% year over year. The number of total crimes in Port Townsend, WA has increased by 13% year over year.

Port Townsend police department

ItemPort TownsendWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)168,150556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
There are a total of 16 Port Townsend police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.6% less than the Washington average and 46.9% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gifford, FL9,1693652,2792,643
Ellisville, MO9,162861,5021,588
Hartland, WI9,16111595606
Marina del Rey, CA9,1571568961,052
Aiea, HI9,1811991,9322,131
Port Townsend, WA9,1682563,2633,519
Source: The Port Townsend, 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.