Reported Annual Crime In Tacoma

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTacoma/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,749n/a (estimate)7,5033,7962,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTacoma/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a6.22.75.3
Rape159n/a75.742.240.4
Robbery540n/a257.277.5102.8
Assault1,288n/a613.6179.7248.5
Violent crime2,000n/a (estimate)953302386
Burglary2,420n/a1,152.8674.8468.9
Theft8,710n/a4,149.32,376.31,745.0
Vehicle theft2,619n/a1,247.7443.0236.9
Property crime13,749n/a (estimate)6,5503,4942,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Tacoma, WA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Tacoma, WA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Tacoma, WA is 98% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Washington, and when compared with the national average, is 164% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Tacoma, WA has 215% higher than violent crime rate than Washington average, while remaining 147% higher than the national average. In property crime, Tacoma, WA is 87% higher than the average of Washington and is 167% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,31044512556
DuPont, WA8,851167552719
Canterwood, WA3,77758666723
Fox Island, WA3,55660692752
McMillin, WA1,324871,0091,096
Fife Heights, WA1,977931,0741,167
Steilacoom, WA6,0831921,1031,295
Tacoma, WA201,7949536,5507,503

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Tacoma is 164% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.56 daily crimes that occur in Tacoma.
  • Tacoma is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Tacoma you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Tacoma has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Tacoma (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Tacoma, WA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Washington and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Tacoma, WA are 1.98 times more than the Washington average and 2.64 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Tacoma, WA are 3.15 times more than than Washington and 2.47 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Tacoma, WA are 1.87 times more than than Washington and 2.67 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Tacoma (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, WA to other cities in the state and across the country, Tacoma, WA is 1% safer than other cities of Washington and 3% 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, Tacoma, WA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Tacoma, WA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tacoma

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tacoma is 1 in 105
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tacoma is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tacoma is 1 in 14
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Tacoma, 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 Tacoma, WA, then there is a 1 in 105 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 16. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 14 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Tacoma, WA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Tacoma, WA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Tacoma, WA has increased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Tacoma, WA has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Tacoma, WA has increased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Tacoma police department

ItemTacomaWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3948,150556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 394 Tacoma police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Washington average and 40.5% 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
Oxnard, CA201,7444532,9053,359
Fontana, CA201,3554152,0982,513
Fayetteville, NC202,4217574,5505,308
Shreveport, LA200,6929495,4576,406
Aurora, IL199,8783141,4251,739
Tacoma, WA201,7949536,5507,503
Source: The Tacoma, 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.