Spokane, WA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Spokane

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpokane/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20,971n/a (estimate)10,0093,9993,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpokane/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a525
Rape166n/a793725
Robbery518n/a24784109
Assault745n/a356166229
Violent crime1,440n/a (estimate)687289368
Burglary3,889n/a1,856837610
Theft13,352n/a6,3732,4661,899
Vehicle theft2,290n/a1,093407221
Property crime19,531n/a (estimate)9,3223,7102,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Spokane, WA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Spokane, WA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Spokane, WA averages 150% higher than the rest of Washington while the rate of crime on a national scale is 223% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Spokane, WA is 137% higher than the average rate of crime in Washington and 86% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 151% higher than the remainder of the state of Washington and 241% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Spokane, WA area.

The overall crime rate in Spokane is 223% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 27.42 daily crimes that occur in Spokane.
Spokane is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
In Spokane you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Spokane has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Spokane (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Spokane, WA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Washington. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Spokane, WA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Washington state wide, are 2.50 times more than than the state average and 3.23 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Spokane, WA on a daily bases are 2.38 times more than than Washington average and 1.87 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Spokane, WA are 2.51 times more than than the daily state average and 3.41 times more than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Spokane (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Spokane, WA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Washington as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Spokane, WA to other cities in the state and across the country, Spokane, WA is 2% safer than other cities of Washington and 4% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Washington cities and all around the United States, Spokane, WA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Spokane, WA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spokane

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spokane is 1 in 146
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spokane is 1 in 11
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spokane is 1 in 10

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Spokane, WA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Spokane, WA, then there is a 1 in 146 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 11. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 10 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Spokane, WA.

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

A good indicator of whether Spokane, 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 Spokane, WA has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Spokane, WA has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Spokane, WA has increased by 6% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Green Bluff, WA1,070641,0481,113
Liberty Lake, WA7,475381,2031,241
Millwood, WA1,650901,4621,551
Rockford, ID2532442,2372,481
Cheney, WA10,6311712,5822,753
Spokane, WA208,7016879,32210,009

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gilbert, AZ208,850861,5421,627
Boise, ID208,3322802,2122,492
Arlington, VA209,0771041,2131,318
San Bernardino, CA210,6249094,3815,290
Rochester, NY210,9671,0014,7735,774
Spokane, WA208,7016879,32210,009

Spokane police department

ItemSpokaneWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3848,150504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3

There are a total of 384 Spokane police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Washington average and 44.6% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.