Total crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleToppenish/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime725n/a (estimate)8,3173,7322,324
Violent crime76n/a (estimate)872376370
Vehicle theft105n/a1,204.5639.3282.7
Property crime649n/a (estimate)7,4453,3561,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Toppenish, WA

The Toppenish crime rates are 257.9% higher 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 76 violent crimes in Toppenish (872 per 100,000 people), which is 135.8% higher than the national average and there were a total of 649 property crimes (7445 per 100,000 residents) which is 281% higher than average.

Toppenish has a crime rate of 8317 per 100,000 people, which surpasses the national average by 257.85%, leading to one of the highest total crime rates in the United States. Addressing this issue is vital for improving overall safety and desirability of Toppenish. Efforts to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative initiatives are essential to create a more secure and appealing environment for residents and prospective newcomers alike.

Toppenish ranks among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting violent crime, earning its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous areas. With a violent crime rate of 872 per 100,000 people, Toppenish is considered one of the most unsafe cities in America. This statistic translates to a 1 in 115 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Toppenish, underscoring the need for increased safety measures and community engagement to improve the city's security.

While murder rates in the United States have shown a consistent decline since 1990, recent years have witnessed an increase. Unfortunately, Toppenish ranks among the cities with the highest murder rates in the nation, when compared to all reporting cities in the U.S. In Toppenish, there were a total of 2 murders, translating to 23 murders per 100,000 residents. This alarming statistic underscores the need for heightened attention to community safety and crime prevention efforts in the area.

Toppenish has some of the highest property crime rates in the country with 7445 crimes per 100,000 people - this ranks in the bottom 10% of all American cities that reported crime. Your chance of being a victim of property crime in Toppenish is 1 in 14, which is far higher than the national average.

The surge in vehicle thefts is a concerning trend across the United States, and Toppenish is no exception, experiencing one of the nation's highest vehicle theft rates. Last year, Toppenish reported a total of 105 vehicle thefts, resulting in 1205 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This places the city in the lowest 10% tier among all cities, indicating that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The probability of a vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 84, underscoring the need for heightened vigilance and security measures.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Toppenish?

What do the local residents think about crime in Toppenish? Well, based on a recent survey of 13 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 15% of Toppenish residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 85% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Toppenish a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Toppenish 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, Toppenish has an overall crime rate that is 258% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.99 daily occurrences, comprising 0.21 violent crimes and 1.78 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Toppenish as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Toppenish Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Toppenish. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Toppenish has increased by 17.7%. Violent crimes have increased by 61.7%, while property crimes have increased by 14.1%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Toppenish

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Toppenish crime rates. In Toppenish, the poverty rate stands at 14.5%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In Toppenish, 43.4% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Toppenish, the median home price stands at $142,300, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Toppenish crime map

The Toppenish crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Toppenish 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 Toppenish crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Toppenish 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

      • Toppenish crime rates are 258% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Toppenish are 136% higher than the national average
      • In Toppenish you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Toppenish is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Toppenish has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Toppenish (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Toppenish for every 100,000 residents. The Toppenish total amount of daily crime is 2.23 times more than the Washington average and 3.58 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Toppenish, is 2.32 times more than the Washington average, and it is 2.36 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Toppenish has a daily crime average that is 2.22 times more than the Washington average and 3.81 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Toppenish (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Toppenish in comparison to other Washington communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Toppenish safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Toppenish being safer than 1% of cities in Washington and 2% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Washington cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Toppenish. In conclusion, Toppenish ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Toppenish

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Toppenish is 1 in 115
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Toppenish is 1 in 14
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Toppenish is 1 in 13
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Toppenish? If you reside in Toppenish, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 115. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 14 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 Toppenish, is 1 in 13.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Toppenish is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Toppenish has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 62% in Toppenish, while property crimes in Toppenish have increased by 14%. Total crime has increased by 18% year over year.

        Toppenish police department

        Item Toppenish Washington National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)178,169558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
        There are a total of 17 Toppenish police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.6% less than the Washington average and 43.1% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Moxee, WA4,111227771998
        Buena, WA8452111,8842,095
        Ahtanum, WA3,7012262,0212,247
        Zillah, WA3,1372402,1432,383
        Granger, WA3,8062862,5572,843
        Sunnyside, WA16,7034793,7244,202
        Wapato, WA5,0184884,3574,845
        Toppenish, WA8,8728727,4458,317

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        Toppenish, WA8,8728727,4458,317
        Source: The Toppenish, 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.