Seattle, WA Crime Rates & Statistics

Seattle crime information

StatisticSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Violent crime585289368
Property crime5,5823,7102,731
Total crime index6,1673,9993,099
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  • The Seattle crime index is 54% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington crime index is 29% higher than the National average.
  • The Seattle violent crime rate is 102% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington violent crime rate is 21% lower than the National average.
  • The Seattle property crime rate is 50% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington property crime rate is 35% higher than the National average.

Seattle police department

ItemSeattleWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,8018,150504,711
Police officers /1000 residents2.92.23.3
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There are a total of 1,801 Seattle police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.2% greater than the Washington average and 12% less than the National average.

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  • Seattle is safer than 8.7% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Seattle is less than 3% of the cities in Washington.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Seattle is 1 in 17.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Seattle is 1 in 172.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Seattle is 1 in 18.

Seattle crime comparison

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Seattle violent crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Murder19325
Rape153243725
Robbery1,60124984109
Assault1,985309166229

Seattle property crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Burglary7,3841,149837610
Theft24,1893,7632,4661,899
Vehichle theft4,310670407221

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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Neighborhoods in & around Seattle, WA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Clyde Hill, Clyde Hill875.6
West Wellington, Woodinville8714.4
Norkirk, Kirkland868.2
Moss Bay, Kirkland867.7
Highlands, Kirkland868.8
Market-Downtown, Kirkland868
Denny-Blaine, Seattle862.4
Houghton, Kirkland867.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Yarrow Point, Yarrow Point866
Woodinville Heights, Woodinville8613.7
Wedge, Woodinville8513.7
Reinwood Leota, Woodinville8513.9
Interlake, Bellevue8510
Downtown, Bellevue856
Woodbridge, Bellevue857.4
Eastgate, Bellevue859.3
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Cities near Seattle, WA

CityScoreMiles
Clyde Hill, WA885.6
Woodway, WA8613.3
Mercer Island, WA855.7
Sammamish, WA8513.8
Bainbridge Island, WA858.9
Yarrow Point, WA856
Beaux Arts Village, WA856.2
Woodinville, WA8412.9
CityScoreMiles
Bothell East, WA8412.3
Redmond, WA8410.9
Klahanie, WA8415.3
Monroe North, WA8424
Snoqualmie, WA8424.2
Medina, WA845
Issaquah, WA8314.9
Duvall, WA8318.7
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