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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 peopleNewport/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime41n/a (estimate)1,8793,7322,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)183376370
Vehicle theft3n/a137.5639.3282.7
Property crime37n/a (estimate)1,6963,3561,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Newport, WA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Newport is 19.2% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Newport, there were 4 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 183 per 100,000 individuals, 50.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 37 property crimes, amounting to 1696 per 100,000 residents, 13.2% lower than the U.S. average.

Although the murder rates in America have decreased steadily since 1990, over the last few years there has been an uptick. Newport has one of the highest murder rates in the country when compared to all other cities that reported crime in the U.S. There were a total of 1 murders in Newport, which is 46 murders per 100,000 people.

Is Newport a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Newport is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Newport has a total crime rate that is 19% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.11 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.1 daily property crimes) in Newport.

Has Crime in Newport Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Newport has increased by 36.7%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Newport, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 100%, while property crime has increased by 32.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Newport is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Newport

In Newport, the poverty rate currently stands at 17.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Newport crime rates.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Newport currently has an unemployment rate of 1.8%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Newport crime rates. Newport registers a population density of 1369.5 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Newport crime map

The Newport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Newport 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 Newport crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Newport 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

      • Newport crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Newport are 50% lower than the national average
      • In Newport you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Newport is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Newport has increased by 43%

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        Daily Crime In Newport (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newport

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newport is 1 in 546
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newport is 1 in 59
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Newport is 1 in 54

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

        Newport police department

        Item Newport Washington National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8,169558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.23.3

        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.

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        Blanchard, ID22297375472
        Priest River, ID1,799166663829
        Spirit Lake, ID2,419116776892
        Oldtown, ID3253481,3391,687
        Newport, WA2,0101831,6961,879

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        Newport, WA2,0101831,6961,879
        Source: The Newport, 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.