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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 49%
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 peopleMount Vernon/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,195n/a (estimate)3,2942,9762,489
Murder0n/a0.02.65.0
Rape13n/a35.843.842.6
Robbery17n/a46.967.681.6
Assault25n/a68.9179.9250.2
Violent crime55n/a (estimate)152294379
Burglary126n/a347.4453.6340.5
Theft899n/a2,478.41,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a317.0320.5219.9
Property crime1,140n/a (estimate)3,1432,6822,110

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 32% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Vernon are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Vernon has decreased by 17%

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The Mount Vernon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Mount Vernon, per 100,000 residents. In Mount Vernon, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times more than the Washington average and 1.32 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Mount Vernon are 1.94 times less than the Washington average and 2.50 times less than the national average. For property crime, Mount Vernon has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the Washington average and 1.49 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Mount Vernon (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Mount Vernon to every other city in Washington, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Mount Vernon safe? The gauges above illustrate that Mount Vernon is safer than 35% of every city located within Washington along with 34% 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, Mount Vernon, WA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Vernon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 660
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 31
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mount Vernon? In Mount Vernon, WA you have a 1 in 660 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mount Vernon.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Mount Vernon is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Mount Vernon has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 45% in Mount Vernon, while property crimes in Mount Vernon have decreased by 15%. Total crime has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Mount Vernon police department

      ItemMount VernonWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)548,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
      There are a total of 54 Mount Vernon police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.1% less than the Washington average and 48.7% 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
      Oak Harbor, WA22,544132569701
      Arlington Heights, WA2,78697886983
      Bryant, WA2,0011141,0381,152
      Lake Cavanaugh, WA1461191,0841,202
      Bay View, WA7001191,0841,202
      Alger, WA1561811,6491,830
      Mount Vernon, WA33,3881523,1433,294

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Goshen, IN33,3854682,4882,956
      Foothill Farms, CA33,3847003,7004,400
      Gallatin, TN33,4262791,0761,355
      Owings Mills, MD33,3325572,3942,952
      Woodridge, IL33,3311108951,005
      Mount Vernon, WA33,3881523,1433,294
      Source: The Mount Vernon, 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.