Reported Annual Crime In Mercer Island

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMercer Island/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime537n/a (estimate)2,1043,7962,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMercer Island/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.75.3
Rape2n/a7.842.240.4
Robbery3n/a11.877.5102.8
Assault1n/a3.9179.7248.5
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)24302386
Burglary105n/a411.3674.8468.9
Theft415n/a1,625.72,376.31,745.0
Vehicle theft11n/a43.1443.0236.9
Property crime531n/a (estimate)2,0803,4942,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Mercer Island, WA. All reported Mercer Island, WA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Mercer Island, WA overall crime rate is 45% lower than in comparison to the Washington average; and is also 26% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Mercer Island, WA, the rate is 92% lower than compared to the Washington average, and 94% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Mercer Island, WA comes in at 40% lower than to the average seen in Washington, and 15% lower than the overall national average.
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Mercer Island crime map

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Mercer Island is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.76 daily crimes that occur in Mercer Island.
  • Mercer Island is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mercer Island you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mercer Island has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Mercer Island (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Mercer Island, WA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Washington as well as those across America as a whole. The Mercer Island, WA total amount of daily offenses is 1.80 times less than the Washington average and 1.35 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mercer Island, WA is 12.86 times less than the Washington average, and it is 16.44 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Mercer Island, WA has a daily crime figure that is 1.68 times less than the Washington average and 1.18 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Mercer Island (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Mercer Island, WA compared to other areas of Washington, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Mercer Island, WA safer than 76% when compared to other Washington cities, and 66% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Washington, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Mercer Island, WA. At this time, Mercer Island, WA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mercer Island

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mercer Island is 1 in 4255
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mercer Island is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Mercer Island is 1 in 48
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mercer Island, WA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Mercer Island, WA you have a 1 in 4255 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 49 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mercer Island, WA.

Year Over Year Crime In Mercer Island (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Mercer Island, WA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Mercer Island, WA has increased by 20% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Mercer Island, WA has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

Mercer Island police department

ItemMercer IslandWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)358,169558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
There are a total of 35 Mercer Island police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.9% less than the Washington average and 54% 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
Lake Marcel-Stillwater, WA1,20142490533
Ames Lake, WA1,50642490533
Duvall, WA7,5340635635
Mirrormont, WA3,79158666723
Fall City, WA1,97665751816
Shadow Lake, WA2,75569793861
Sammamish, WA62,13636830865
Mercer Island, WA24,467242,0802,104

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Athens, AL24,461702,4842,554
Walker, MI24,4581652,6412,806
West Puente Valley, CA24,4766033,4624,066
San Benito, TX24,4423303,9904,320
Loves Park, IL24,4993381,9442,283
Mercer Island, WA24,467242,0802,104
Source: The Mercer Island, 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.