Seattle, WA Crime Rates & Statistics

Seattle crime information

StatisticSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Violent crime598296387
Property crime5,0943,6592,859
Total crime index5,6913,9543,246
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  • The Seattle crime index is 43% higher than the Washington average and and the Washington crime index is 21% 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 23% lower than the National average.
  • The Seattle property crime rate is 39% 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 officers1,8018,150505,262
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 18.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Seattle is 1 in 168.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Seattle is 1 in 20.

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Seattle violent crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Murder23435
Rape119193227
Robbery1,42122783113
Assault2,183348178242

Seattle property crime breakdown

CrimeSeattleSeattle /100KWashington /100KNational /100K
Burglary6,5231,041881670
Theft21,8523,4862,3951,959
Vehichle theft3,556567383230

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
Norkirk, Kirkland878.2
West Wellington, Woodinville8714.4
Moss Bay, Kirkland877.7
Highlands, Kirkland878.8
Woodinville Heights, Woodinville8713.7
Market-Downtown, Kirkland868
Denny-Blaine, Seattle862.4
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Yarrow Point, Yarrow Point866
Wedge, Woodinville8613.7
Reinwood Leota, Woodinville8613.9
Downtown, Bellevue866
Bridle Trails, Bellevue868.2
Upper West Ridge, Woodinville8512.1
Everest, Kirkland858
Laurelhurst, Seattle854.4
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Cities near Seattle, WA

CityScoreMiles
Clyde Hill, WA885.6
Woodway, WA8613.3
Yarrow Point, WA856
Beaux Arts Village, WA856.2
Monroe North, WA8524
Bothell East, WA8512.3
Sammamish, WA8513.8
Woodinville, WA8512.9
CityScoreMiles
Redmond, WA8510.9
Klahanie, WA8415.3
Issaquah, WA8414.9
Duvall, WA8418.7
Bryant, WA834.9
Canterwood, WA8320.9
Mercer Island, WA835.7
Larch Way, WA8317
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