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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleOlympia/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,108n/a (estimate)3,9562,9762,489
Murder2n/a3.82.65.0
Rape25n/a46.943.842.6
Robbery70n/a131.467.681.6
Assault157n/a294.6179.9250.2
Violent crime254n/a (estimate)477294379
Burglary244n/a457.9453.6340.5
Theft1,409n/a2,644.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft201n/a377.2320.5219.9
Property crime1,854n/a (estimate)3,4792,6822,110

Key findings

  • Olympia crime rates are 59% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Olympia are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Olympia you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Olympia is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Olympia has decreased by 9%

Olympia crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Olympia (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Olympia, WA per 100,000 people. In Olympia, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.33 times more than the Washington average and 1.59 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Olympia is 1.62 times more than the Washington average and 1.26 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Olympia has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times more than the Washington average and 1.65 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Olympia (higher is better)

      How safe is Olympia, Washington compared to other cities in Washington and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Olympia is safer than 6% of the cities in Washington and 15% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Washington and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Olympia. Overall, Olympia is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Olympia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Olympia is 1 in 210
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Olympia is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Olympia is 1 in 26
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Olympia? In Olympia, you have a 1 in 210 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 29. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Olympia, WA is 1 in 26.

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

      A good indicator of whether Olympia is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Olympia has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Olympia has decreased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Olympia has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Olympia police department

      ItemOlympiaWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)848,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
      There are a total of 84 Olympia police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.8% less than the Washington average and 45.9% 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
      Fox Island, WA3,82965592657
      Anderson Island, WA1,1501009131,013
      Rochester, WA2,9121331,2151,348
      Steilacoom, WA6,1752021,1991,401
      DuPont, WA9,2242071,2721,478
      Tenino, WA1,7441601,3881,548
      Rainier, WA2,1381531,3991,552
      Olympia, WA49,6084773,4793,956

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wilson, NC49,5584463,1313,577
      Downers Grove, IL49,555931,4801,573
      Poway, CA49,6751029811,084
      Logan, UT49,5392171,3281,545
      Ashburn, VA49,69290710800
      Olympia, WA49,6084773,4793,956
      Source: The Olympia, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.