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Total crime 50%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleVancouver/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,887n/a (estimate)3,7222,9762,489
Murder3n/a1.62.65.0
Rape206n/a111.343.842.6
Robbery185n/a100.067.681.6
Assault495n/a267.5179.9250.2
Violent crime889n/a (estimate)480294379
Burglary888n/a479.9453.6340.5
Theft4,302n/a2,325.01,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft808n/a436.7320.5219.9
Property crime5,998n/a (estimate)3,2422,6822,110

Key findings

  • Vancouver crime rates are 50% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vancouver are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Vancouver you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vancouver is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vancouver has decreased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In Vancouver (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Vancouver, WA per 100,000 people. In Vancouver, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.25 times more than the Washington average and 1.50 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Vancouver is 1.63 times more than the Washington average and 1.27 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Vancouver has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Washington average and 1.54 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Vancouver (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Vancouver, Washington compared to other areas of Washington, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Vancouver safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Vancouver is safer than 8% of Washington cities, and 16% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Washington, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Vancouver. At this time, Vancouver sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Vancouver

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Vancouver is 1 in 209
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vancouver is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vancouver is 1 in 27
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Vancouver? If you reside in Vancouver, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 209. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 31 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 Vancouver, is 1 in 27.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Vancouver 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 Vancouver has increased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Vancouver has decreased by 2%. The total crime rate in Vancouver has decreased by 1% year to year.

      Vancouver police department

      ItemVancouverWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2008,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.22.23.3
      There are a total of 200 Vancouver police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.5% less than the Washington average and 63% 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
      Duluth, WA1,54141376418
      Warren, OR1,90967642709
      Meadow Glade, WA2,74484766850
      Lewisville, WA1,83888799886
      Ridgefield, WA6,112112826938
      Camas, WA21,39341906947
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,04692888980
      Vancouver, WA169,9824803,2423,722

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631161,1211,237
      Ontario, CA169,3893592,3402,700
      Jackson, MS172,0397534,5385,291
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8844833,0453,529
      Santa Rosa, CA173,1654821,6162,097
      Vancouver, WA169,9824803,2423,722
      Source: The Vancouver, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.