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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMaple Valley/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime528n/a (estimate)1,8743,7322,324
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)110376370
Vehicle theft74n/a262.6639.3282.7
Property crime497n/a (estimate)1,7643,3561,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Maple Valley, WA

The Maple Valley crime rates are 19.4% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 31 violent crimes in Maple Valley (110 per 100,000 people), which is 70.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 497 property crimes (1764 per 100,000 residents) which is 9.7% lower than average.

Maple Valley shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 110 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Maple Valley an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Maple Valley experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

In the most recent release, Maple Valley reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Maple Valley, there were 1764 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Maple Valley?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Maple Valley. Based on the results of the surveys (13 responses), 46% of people felt that there was very little crime in Maple Valley and felt safe walking alone at night. While 54% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Maple Valley a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Maple Valley, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Maple Valley presents a total crime rate that is 19% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Maple Valley experiences an average of 1.45 daily crimes, comprising 0.08 violent incidents and 1.36 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Maple Valley Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Maple Valley crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Maple Valley has increased by 23.1% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 10.7% and property crime has increased by 23.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Maple Valley

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Maple Valley crime rates. In Maple Valley, the poverty rate stands at 4.4%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In Maple Valley, the cost of living is 33.08% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Maple Valley is $451,900, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Maple Valley crime map

The Maple Valley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Maple Valley as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Maple Valley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Maple Valley crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Maple Valley crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Maple Valley are 70% lower than the national average
      • In Maple Valley you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Maple Valley is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Maple Valley has increased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Maple Valley (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Maple Valley on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Washington and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Maple Valley (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Washington, are 1.99 times less than the state average and 1.24 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Maple Valley on a daily basis are 3.41 times less than than Washington average and 3.36 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Maple Valley are 1.90 times less than the daily state average and 1.11 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Maple Valley (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Washington and all other cities across the US, is Maple Valley safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Maple Valley is safer than 77% of other cities in the state of Washington. In addition, Maple Valley is safer than 59% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Washington and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Maple Valley. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Maple Valley is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Maple Valley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Maple Valley is 1 in 909
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Maple Valley is 1 in 57
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Maple Valley is 1 in 54
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Maple Valley? If you reside in Maple Valley, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 909. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 57 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Maple Valley, is 1 in 54.

        Year Over Year Crime In Maple Valley (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Maple Valley is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Maple Valley violent crime rates have increased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Maple Valley has increased by 23% in the same time frame.

        Maple Valley police department

        Item Maple Valley Washington National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)228,169558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.92.23.3
        There are a total of 22 Maple Valley police officers. This results in 0.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.6% less than the Washington average and 71% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Washington

        State Total offenders Washington /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Tanner, WA1,09053471524
        Mirrormont, WA4,10272639711
        Fall City, WA2,35781722802
        Shadow Lake, WA2,38585762847
        Lake Holm, WA3,33289798887
        Ravensdale, WA81495846941
        Black Diamond, WA4,70301,0251,025
        Maple Valley, WA26,7391101,7641,874

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lemon Grove, CA26,7396101,7532,363
        Sanger, CA26,7445331,1681,701
        Twentynine Palms, CA26,7485467321,278
        Xenia, OH26,7511881,9132,101
        Chaska, MN26,75396787883
        Maple Valley, WA26,7391101,7641,874
        Source: The Maple Valley, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.