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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 84%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVancouver/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,593n/a (estimate)4,0733,0262,346
Murder5n/a2.73.96.5
Rape137n/a73.534.838.4
Robbery167n/a89.667.473.9
Assault575n/a308.4187.6279.7
Violent crime884n/a (estimate)474294388
Burglary1,065n/a571.2522.1314.2
Theft4,448n/a2,385.81,854.21,398.0
Vehicle theft1,196n/a641.5356.1246.0
Property crime6,709n/a (estimate)3,5982,7321,958

Key findings

  • Vancouver crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vancouver are 22% higher than the national average
  • In Vancouver you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vancouver is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vancouver has increased by 9%

Vancouver crime map

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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 1.35 times more than the Washington average and 1.74 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Vancouver is 1.61 times more than the Washington average and 1.22 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Vancouver has a daily crime rate that is 1.32 times more than the Washington average and 1.84 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 14% 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 211
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vancouver is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vancouver is 1 in 25
      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 211. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 28 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 25.

      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 decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Vancouver has increased by 11%. The total crime rate in Vancouver has increased by 9% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Duluth, WA1,54141383425
      Warren, OR1,90969625694
      Meadow Glade, WA2,74484780864
      Lewisville, WA1,83888814901
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,04695865960
      Fern Prairie, WA2,4531019351,035
      West Haven-Sylvan, OR8,1311029331,035
      Vancouver, WA169,9824743,5984,073

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cape Coral, FL170,0631281,0681,195
      Ontario, CA169,3893662,1312,496
      Jackson, MS172,0397534,5385,291
      Sioux Falls, SD167,8845983,1313,729
      Santa Rosa, CA173,1655161,6042,120
      Vancouver, WA169,9824743,5984,073
      Source: The Vancouver, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.