Total crime 165%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 179%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsBallard/100k peopleSeattle/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,8046,595 (estimate)5,0812,9762,489
Violent crime4,471715 (estimate)585294379
Vehicle theft3,645n/a477.3320.5219.9
Property crime34,3335,880 (estimate)4,4962,6822,110

Key findings

  • Ballard crime rates are 165% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ballard are 88% higher than the national average
  • In Ballard you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ballard is safer than 16% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Seattle has decreased by 13%

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      Daily Crime In Ballard (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ballard

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ballard is 1 in 140
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ballard is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ballard is 1 in 16

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

      Seattle police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,8018,169
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.92.2

      Sex offenders in Washington

      StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodway, WA1,36741376418
      Cathcart, WA2,66557524581
      Clearview, WA3,90764587651
      Yarrow Point, WA1,1490686686
      Meadowdale, WA2,99881740821
      Bainbridge Island, WA23,57640901941
      Lofall, WA2,25796873968
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492
      El Paso, TX678,0583531,5111,864
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9016,1288,030
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081
      Source: The Ballard, Seattle, 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.