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Total crime 138%
Violent crime 128%
Property crime 140%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTacoma/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,231n/a (estimate)6,1343,2582,580
Murder17n/a7.93.15.0
Rape198n/a91.845.342.6
Robbery503n/a233.273.986.2
Assault1,151n/a533.6189.1246.8
Violent crime1,869n/a (estimate)867312381
Burglary1,912n/a886.5533.5376.0
Theft7,573n/a3,511.12,045.41,594.6
Vehicle theft1,877n/a870.2367.3228.9
Property crime11,362n/a (estimate)5,2682,9462,200

Key findings

  • Tacoma crime rates are 138% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tacoma are 128% higher than the national average
  • In Tacoma you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tacoma is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tacoma has decreased by 4%

Tacoma crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Tacoma (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Tacoma, Washington is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Tacoma are 1.88 times more than the Washington average and 2.38 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Tacoma are 2.78 times more than than Washington and 2.28 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Tacoma are 1.79 times more than than Washington and 2.40 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Tacoma (higher is better)

      Is Tacoma 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 Tacoma to other cities in the state and across the country, Tacoma is 0% safer than other cities of Washington and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. Tacoma has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tacoma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tacoma is 1 in 116
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tacoma is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tacoma is 1 in 17
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Tacoma, Washington? If you reside in Tacoma, then there is a 1 in 116 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 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Tacoma.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Tacoma, WA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Tacoma has increased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Tacoma has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Tacoma has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Tacoma police department

      ItemTacomaWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3948,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
      There are a total of 394 Tacoma police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.3% less than the Washington average and 40.2% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Browns Point, WA1,18744413457
      Canterwood, WA3,40959561621
      Fox Island, WA3,82969650719
      McMillin, WA1,618979171,014
      Algona, WA3,140629671,029
      Normandy Park, WA6,5981019581,060
      Purdy, WA1,0691061,0031,109
      Tacoma, WA205,6028675,2686,134

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fontana, CA205,2283311,5041,835
      Oxnard, CA204,7523782,3872,766
      Fayetteville, NC203,6705893,8894,478
      Modesto, CA208,5128823,5804,462
      Moreno Valley, CA202,0613712,9463,316
      Tacoma, WA205,6028675,2686,134
      Source: The Tacoma, 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.