Seattle, WA Crime Rates & Statistics

Seattle crime information

StatisticSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Violent crime593296387
Property crime5,1433,6592,859
Total crime index5,7353,9543,246
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  • The Seattle crime index is 45% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington crime index is 21% higher than the National average.
  • The Seattle violent crime rate is 100% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington violent crime rate is 23% lower than the National average.
  • The Seattle property crime rate is 40% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington property crime rate is 27% higher than the National average.

Seattle police department

ItemSeattleWashingtonNational
Total police officers1,8258,397511,598
Police officers /1000 residents3.12.32.8
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There are a total of 1,825 Seattle police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.1% greater than the Washington average and 8.3% greater than the National average.

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  • Seattle is safer than 6.5% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Seattle is less than 6% of the cities in Washington.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Seattle is 1 in 18.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Seattle is 1 in 169.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Seattle is 1 in 20.

Seattle crime comparison

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Seattle violent crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Murder20335
Rape100163227
Robbery1,41822983113
Assault2,126344178242

Seattle property crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Burglary6,8071,101881670
Theft21,5853,4922,3951,959
Vehichle theft3,400550383230

Sex offenders in Washington

StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
Washington10,831173192

There are a total of 10,831 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 173 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 10% less than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Seattle, WA

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
South Lake Union, Seattle0.3Portage Bay, Seattle1.4
Eastlake, Seattle0.6Queen Anne, Seattle1.7
Westlake, Seattle0.7Montlake, Seattle1.7
Belltown, Seattle1.1Madison Valley, Seattle1.8
Capitol Hill, Seattle1.2Broadmoor, Seattle1.8
First Hill, Seattle1.3Central District, Seattle1.9
Lower Queen Anne, Seattle1.3Pioneer Square, Seattle1.9
Downtown, Seattle1.4Madison Park, Seattle2.2
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Cities near Seattle, WA

CityMilesCityMiles
Seattle, WA0Bellevue, WA8.3
Medina, WA4.7Inglewood-Finn Hill, WA8.5
Clyde Hill, WA5.4Shoreline, WA9
Yarrow Point, WA5.6Lake Forest Park, WA9.2
Mercer Island, WA6.1Kenmore, WA9.6
Kirkland, WA7.8Bainbridge Island, WA9.6
White Center, WA8.2Eastgate, WA9.8
Riverton-Boulevard Park, WA8.3Newcastle, WA9.9
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