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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 48%
Property crime 35%
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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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShoreline/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,631n/a (estimate)2,8383,0262,346
Murder2n/a3.53.96.5
Rape17n/a29.634.838.4
Robbery38n/a66.167.473.9
Assault59n/a102.7187.6279.7
Violent crime116n/a (estimate)202294388
Burglary228n/a396.7522.1314.2
Theft1,063n/a1,849.61,854.21,398.0
Vehicle theft224n/a389.8356.1246.0
Property crime1,515n/a (estimate)2,6362,7321,958

Key findings

  • Shoreline crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shoreline are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Shoreline you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shoreline is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shoreline has increased by 35%

Shoreline crime map

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

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Compare Shoreline, WA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Shoreline (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Shoreline, WA per 100,000 people. In Shoreline, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.07 times less than the Washington average and 1.21 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Shoreline is 1.46 times less than the Washington average and 1.92 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Shoreline has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times less than the Washington average and 1.35 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Shoreline (higher is better)

      Is Shoreline 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 Shoreline to other cities in the state and across the country, Shoreline is 39% safer than other cities of Washington and 35% safer than other cities in the nation. Shoreline has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shoreline

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shoreline is 1 in 496
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shoreline is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shoreline is 1 in 36
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Shoreline, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 496. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Shoreline is 1 in 36.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Shoreline is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Shoreline has increased by 22% and the rate of property crime in Shoreline has increased by 37%. The total crime rate in Shoreline has increased by 35% year to year.

      Shoreline police department

      ItemShorelineWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)678,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.22.23.3
      There are a total of 67 Shoreline police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.4% less than the Washington average and 62.2% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      High Bridge, WA2,63451477528
      Cathcart, WA2,66557533591
      Woodway, WA1,36771571643
      Clearview, WA3,90764598662
      Sammamish, WA62,13625661686
      Fobes Hill, WA2,94278723800
      Meadowdale, WA2,99881754835
      Shoreline, WA55,0212022,6362,838

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Haven, CT54,9721602,2342,394
      Hendersonville, TN55,0731619931,154
      Paramount, CA54,9414882,4272,914
      Port Arthur, TX54,9137782,3093,087
      Hanford, CA54,9125531,9272,480
      Shoreline, WA55,0212022,6362,838
      Source: The Shoreline, 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.