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Total crime 241%
Violent crime 128%
Property crime 264%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsCapitol Hill/100k peopleSeattle/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42,4258,005 (estimate)5,4993,0262,346
Murder52n/a6.73.96.5
Rape301n/a39.034.838.4
Robbery1,471n/a190.767.473.9
Assault3,008n/a389.9187.6279.7
Violent crime4,832885 (estimate)626294388
Burglary10,427n/a1,351.5522.1314.2
Theft22,255n/a2,884.61,854.21,398.0
Vehicle theft4,911n/a636.5356.1246.0
Property crime37,5937,120 (estimate)4,8732,7321,958

Key findings

  • Capitol Hill crime rates are 241% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Capitol Hill are 128% higher than the national average
  • In Capitol Hill you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Capitol Hill is safer than 11% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Seattle has increased by 8%

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

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      Daily Crime In Capitol Hill (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Capitol Hill

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Capitol Hill is 1 in 113
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Capitol Hill is 1 in 15
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Capitol Hill is 1 in 13

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

      Seattle police department

      ItemCapitol HillSeattleWashington
      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
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      High Bridge, WA2,63451477528
      Mirrormont, WA3,79156520576
      Woodway, WA1,36771571643
      Clearview, WA3,90764598662
      Sammamish, WA62,13625661686
      Meadowdale, WA2,99881754835
      Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,51281756837
      Seattle, WA668,8496264,8735,499

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507
      El Paso, TX678,0583161,2411,558
      Washington, DC659,0099583,4314,389
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Boston, MA658,2796071,7592,366
      Seattle, WA668,8496264,8735,499
      Source: The Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.