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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 33%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Seattle/100k peopleSeattle/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,8043,106 (estimate)5,0812,9762,489
Murder28n/a3.72.65.0
Rape358n/a46.943.842.6
Robbery1,339n/a175.367.681.6
Assault2,746n/a359.6179.9250.2
Violent crime4,471295 (estimate)585294379
Burglary7,210n/a944.1453.6340.5
Theft23,478n/a3,074.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft3,645n/a477.3320.5219.9
Property crime34,3332,811 (estimate)4,4962,6822,110

Key findings

  • West Seattle crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Seattle are 22% lower than the national average
  • In West Seattle you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Seattle is safer than 56% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Seattle has decreased by 13%

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      Daily Crime In West Seattle (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Seattle

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Seattle is 1 in 339
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Seattle is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Seattle is 1 in 33

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

      Seattle police department

      ItemWest SeattleSeattleWashington
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Canterwood, WA3,40956511567
      Yarrow Point, WA1,1490686686
      Meadowdale, WA2,99881740821
      Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,51281742823
      Bainbridge Island, WA23,57640901941
      Purdy, WA1,0691009131,013
      Clyde Hill, WA3,19701,1061,106
      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 West Seattle, Seattle, 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.