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Total crime 165%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 181%
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 peopleSpokane/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14,568n/a (estimate)6,6092,9762,489
Murder6n/a2.72.65.0
Rape230n/a104.343.842.6
Robbery311n/a141.167.681.6
Assault973n/a441.4179.9250.2
Violent crime1,520n/a (estimate)690294379
Burglary1,743n/a790.7453.6340.5
Theft10,026n/a4,548.31,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft1,279n/a580.2320.5219.9
Property crime13,048n/a (estimate)5,9192,6822,110

Key findings

  • Spokane crime rates are 165% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Spokane are 82% higher than the national average
  • In Spokane you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Spokane is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Spokane has decreased by 16%

Spokane crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Spokane (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Spokane 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 Spokane (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Washington, are 2.22 times more than the state average and 2.65 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Spokane on a daily basis are 2.35 times more than than Washington average and 1.82 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Spokane are 2.21 times more than the daily state average and 2.81 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Spokane (higher is better)

      Is Spokane 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 Spokane to other cities in the state and across the country, Spokane is 2% safer than other cities of Washington and 4% safer than other cities in the nation. Spokane has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spokane

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spokane is 1 in 146
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spokane is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Spokane is 1 in 16
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Spokane, Washington? If you reside in Spokane, then there is a 1 in 146 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 17. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Spokane.

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

      A good indicator of whether Spokane is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Spokane has decreased by 14%, while the property crime rate in Spokane has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Spokane has decreased by 16% year over year.

      Spokane police department

      ItemSpokaneWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3848,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
      There are a total of 384 Spokane police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.5% less than the Washington average and 44.3% 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
      Millwood, WA1,6551331,2141,347
      Green Bluff, WA6851871,7021,889
      Cheney, WA11,4793091,6151,924
      Medical Lake, WA4,9312602,3682,627
      Mead, WA7,0442942,6852,980
      Four Lakes, WA2743052,7853,090
      Town and Country, WA5,0483062,7963,102
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Birmingham, AL212,4241,9126,3148,226
      Des Moines, IA212,8597124,0914,803
      Rochester, NY210,2917483,4714,219
      San Bernardino, CA214,5811,3194,1905,509
      Modesto, CA208,5128123,3174,129
      Spokane, WA212,0786905,9196,609
      Source: The Spokane, 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.