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Total crime 50%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime750n/a (estimate)3,7422,9762,489
Murder1n/a5.02.65.0
Rape7n/a34.943.842.6
Robbery5n/a24.967.681.6
Assault34n/a169.6179.9250.2
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)234294379
Burglary93n/a464.0453.6340.5
Theft570n/a2,843.91,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft40n/a199.6320.5219.9
Property crime703n/a (estimate)3,5072,6822,110

Key findings

  • Arlington crime rates are 50% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arlington are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Arlington you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arlington is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arlington has increased by 1%

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The Arlington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arlington as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arlington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Arlington, Washington is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Arlington are 1.26 times more than the Washington average and 1.50 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Arlington are 1.25 times less than than Washington and 1.62 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Arlington are 1.31 times more than than Washington and 1.66 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Arlington (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Arlington to every other city in Washington, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Arlington safe? The gauges above illustrate that Arlington is safer than 26% of every city located within Washington along with 27% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Washington and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Arlington, WA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington is 1 in 427
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 27
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Arlington, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 427. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Arlington is 1 in 27.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Arlington is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Arlington has decreased by 24% and the rate of property crime in Arlington has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Arlington has increased by 1% year to year.

      Arlington police department

      ItemArlingtonWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)298,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.23.3
      There are a total of 29 Arlington police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27% less than the Washington average and 51.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Washington

      StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
      Washington6,688107266
      There are a total of 6,688 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 107 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 60% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Big Lake, WA1,90460551611
      Langley, WA1,30070639709
      Kayak Point, WA1,80076696772
      Lake Stevens, WA30,352129833962
      Arlington Heights, WA2,78697886983
      Lochsloy, WA2,78998894992
      Sisco Heights, WA2,725999011,000
      Arlington, WA18,7492343,5073,742

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Salt Lake, UT18,7531161,5951,712
      Secaucus, NJ18,7371932,4322,625
      East Hemet, CA18,7646663,5184,183
      Macomb, IL18,7713401,4521,792
      Mill Creek East, WA18,7712111,9252,136
      Arlington, WA18,7492343,5073,742
      Source: The Arlington, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.