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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 90%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime571n/a (estimate)4,0523,0742,346
Murder0n/a0.011.86.5
Rape7n/a49.743.338.4
Robbery2n/a14.274.473.9
Assault39n/a276.8413.3279.7
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)341543388
Burglary37n/a262.6378.8314.2
Theft434n/a3,079.81,759.11,398.0
Vehicle theft52n/a369.0393.2246.0
Property crime523n/a (estimate)3,7112,5311,958

Key findings

  • Washington crime rates are 73% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Washington are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Washington is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Washington has increased by 10%

Washington crime map

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

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Compare Washington, MO Crime

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      Daily Crime In Washington (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Washington, MO per 100,000 people. In Washington, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.32 times more than the Missouri average and 1.73 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Washington is 1.59 times less than the Missouri average and 1.14 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Washington has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times more than the Missouri average and 1.90 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Washington (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Washington in comparison to other Missouri communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Washington safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Washington being safer than 30% of cities in Missouri and 26% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Missouri cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Washington. In conclusion, Washington ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Washington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Washington is 1 in 294
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington is 1 in 25
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Washington, Missouri you have a 1 in 294 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Washington.

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

      A good indicator of whether Washington is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Washington has increased by 30%, while the property crime rate in Washington has increased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Washington has increased by 10% year over year.

      Washington police department

      ItemWashingtonMissouriNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3112,115558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.73.3
      There are a total of 31 Washington police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41% less than the Missouri average and 32.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Missouri

      StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
      Missouri19,657344266
      There are a total of 19,657 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 344 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 29% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marthasville, MO1,4232109801,191
      Defiance, MO1442191,0231,242
      Innsbrook, MO6792191,0231,242
      Gray Summit, MO2,9772311,0771,308
      New Melle, MO4962341,0911,325
      Villa Ridge, MO2,7242371,1051,342
      Pacific, MO6,2461931,8472,040
      Washington, MO14,0123413,7114,052

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elizabethton, TN14,0126044,7655,370
      Mountain House, CA14,0093921,8982,290
      Maumee, OH14,0181252,1392,264
      Indiana, PA14,0026781,0951,773
      Oldsmar, FL14,0231451,2421,387
      Washington, MO14,0123413,7114,052
      Source: The Washington, MO 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.