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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 92%
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 peopleRenton/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,507n/a (estimate)4,3572,9762,489
Murder2n/a1.92.65.0
Rape44n/a42.543.842.6
Robbery109n/a105.467.681.6
Assault170n/a164.3179.9250.2
Violent crime325n/a (estimate)314294379
Burglary456n/a440.8453.6340.5
Theft2,913n/a2,815.81,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft813n/a785.9320.5219.9
Property crime4,182n/a (estimate)4,0422,6822,110

Key findings

  • Renton crime rates are 75% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Renton are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Renton you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Renton is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Renton has decreased by 15%

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      Daily Crime In Renton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Renton 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 Renton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Washington, are 1.46 times more than the state average and 1.75 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Renton on a daily basis are 1.07 times more than than Washington average and 1.21 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Renton are 1.51 times more than the daily state average and 1.92 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Renton (higher is better)

      Is Renton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Washington as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Renton to other cities in the state and across the country, Renton is 18% safer than other cities of Washington and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. Renton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Renton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Renton is 1 in 319
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Renton is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Renton is 1 in 23
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Renton? In Renton, you have a 1 in 319 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 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Renton, WA is 1 in 23.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Renton, WA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Renton has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Renton has decreased by 16% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Renton has decreased by 15% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Renton police department

      ItemRentonWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1458,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
      There are a total of 145 Renton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.6% less than the Washington average and 52.4% 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
      Black Diamond, WA4,3210357357
      Ames Lake, WA1,50641376418
      Browns Point, WA1,18741376418
      Mirrormont, WA3,79156511567
      Sammamish, WA62,13634605639
      Fall City, WA1,97663577640
      Shadow Lake, WA2,75567609675
      Renton, WA98,4993144,0424,357

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vista, CA98,5603461,4071,753
      Albany, NY98,4257573,0023,759
      San Angelo, TX98,6943533,1393,493
      Davie, FL98,7172542,5772,832
      Flint, MI98,9181,3492,0863,434
      Renton, WA98,4993144,0424,357
      Source: The Renton, 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.