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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSteilacoom/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime96n/a (estimate)1,4353,7322,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)75376370
Vehicle theft19n/a284.0639.3282.7
Property crime91n/a (estimate)1,3603,3561,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Steilacoom, WA

The Steilacoom crime rates are 38.3% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 5 violent crimes in Steilacoom (75 per 100,000 people), which is 79.8% lower than the national average and there were a total of 91 property crimes (1360 per 100,000 residents) which is 30.4% lower than average.

Steilacoom distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 75 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Steilacoom among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

While murder rates in the United States have shown a consistent decline since 1990, recent years have witnessed an increase. Unfortunately, Steilacoom ranks among the cities with the highest murder rates in the nation, when compared to all reporting cities in the U.S. In Steilacoom, there were a total of 1 murders, translating to 15 murders per 100,000 residents. This alarming statistic underscores the need for heightened attention to community safety and crime prevention efforts in the area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Steilacoom?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Steilacoom residents. Out of the respondents (8 in total), 88% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Steilacoom were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 13% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Steilacoom a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Steilacoom is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Steilacoom has an overall crime rate that is 38% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.26 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.25 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Steilacoom as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Steilacoom Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Steilacoom has increased by 7.9% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Steilacoom is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 61.5%, while property crime has increased by 19.7%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Steilacoom.

Potential Causes for Crime in Steilacoom

In Steilacoom, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.5%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Steilacoom crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Steilacoom, 89.1% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Steilacoom, the cost of living is 25.08% higher than the national average.

Steilacoom crime map

The Steilacoom crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Steilacoom as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Steilacoom crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Steilacoom crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Steilacoom crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Steilacoom are 80% lower than the national average
      • In Steilacoom you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Steilacoom is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Steilacoom has increased by 4%

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        Daily Crime In Steilacoom (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Steilacoom, WA per 100,000 people. In Steilacoom, the total number of daily crimes is 2.60 times less than the Washington average and 1.62 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Steilacoom is 5.03 times less than the Washington average and 4.95 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Steilacoom has a daily crime rate that is 2.47 times less than the Washington average and 1.44 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Steilacoom (higher is better)

        Is Steilacoom 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 Steilacoom to other cities in the state and across the country, Steilacoom is 87% safer than other cities of Washington and 70% safer than other cities in the nation. Steilacoom has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Steilacoom

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Steilacoom is 1 in 1339
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Steilacoom is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Steilacoom is 1 in 70
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Steilacoom? If you reside in Steilacoom, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1339. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 74 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Steilacoom, is 1 in 70.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Steilacoom is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Steilacoom has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 63% in Steilacoom, while property crimes in Steilacoom have increased by 16%. Total crime has increased by 4% year over year.

        Steilacoom police department

        Item Steilacoom Washington National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)78,169558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.12.23.3
        There are a total of 7 Steilacoom police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.2% less than the Washington average and 64.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Washington

        State Total offenders Washington /100K National /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.

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        Browns Point, WA96153471524
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        Grapeview, WA7031241,1061,230
        Anderson Island, WA1,5711281,1431,271
        Fife Heights, WA1,9191311,1711,302
        Home, WA1,6491331,1871,320
        Steilacoom, WA6,366751,3601,435

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        Steilacoom, WA6,366751,3601,435
        Source: The Steilacoom, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.