Reported Annual Crime In Gig Harbor

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGig Harbor/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime526n/a (estimate)5,5403,4782,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGig Harbor/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.15.3
Rape5n/a52.744.041.7
Robbery2n/a21.172.898.0
Assault12n/a126.4184.6248.9
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)200305394
Burglary50n/a526.6590.4430.4
Theft434n/a4,571.32,194.41,694.4
Vehicle theft23n/a242.3388.8237.4
Property crime507n/a (estimate)5,3403,1742,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Gig Harbor, 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 Gig Harbor, 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 Gig Harbor, WA averages 59% higher than the rest of Washington while the rate of crime on a national scale is 101% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Gig Harbor, WA is 34% lower than the average rate of crime in Washington and 49% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 68% higher than the remainder of the state of Washington and 126% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Gig Harbor, WA area.
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The Gig Harbor crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gig Harbor is 101% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.18 daily crimes that occur in Gig Harbor.
  • Gig Harbor is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gig Harbor you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gig Harbor has decreased by 3%.

Compare Gig Harbor, WA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Gig Harbor (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gig Harbor, WA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Washington and on a national level. In Gig Harbor, WA the total number of daily crimes is 1.59 times more than the Washington average and 2.01 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gig Harbor, WA is 1.52 times less than the Washington average and 1.97 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gig Harbor, WA has a daily crime rate that is 1.68 times more than the Washington average and 2.26 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Gig Harbor (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Gig Harbor, WA compared to every other city in Washington as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Gig Harbor, WA ranks safer than 22% of every city located within Washington along with 22% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Gig Harbor, WA. As a result, Gig Harbor, WA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gig Harbor

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gig Harbor is 1 in 500
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gig Harbor is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gig Harbor is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Gig Harbor, WA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Gig Harbor, WA you have a 1 in 500 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gig Harbor, WA.

Year Over Year Crime In Gig Harbor (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Gig Harbor, 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 Gig Harbor, WA has decreased by 35%, while the property crime rate in Gig Harbor, WA has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gig Harbor, WA has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Gig Harbor police department

ItemGig HarborWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)188,169558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.23.3
There are a total of 18 Gig Harbor police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.1% greater than the Washington average and 23.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,18743445488
Canterwood, WA3,40958605662
Fox Island, WA3,82967701768
Grapeview, WA1,0031001,0461,146
Purdy, WA1,0691031,0801,184
Anderson Island, WA1,1501041,0811,184
Fife Heights, WA2,0981061,1071,214
Gig Harbor, WA8,3072005,3405,540

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
St. Joseph, MI8,3072051,3651,571
Somers, WI8,3092611,4751,735
Doylestown, PA8,305110579688
Smithfield, VA8,3042711,0831,354
Ahuimanu, HI8,3121822,0492,231
Gig Harbor, WA8,3072005,3405,540
Source: The Gig Harbor, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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