Reported Annual Crime In Yakima

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleYakima/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,764n/a (estimate)4,0063,2582,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleYakima/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder16n/a17.03.15.0
Rape49n/a52.245.342.6
Robbery121n/a128.873.986.2
Assault235n/a250.1189.1246.8
Violent crime421n/a (estimate)448312381
Burglary625n/a665.2533.5376.0
Theft2,212n/a2,354.22,045.41,594.6
Vehicle theft506n/a538.5367.3228.9
Property crime3,343n/a (estimate)3,5582,9462,200
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Yakima, WA. The total number of reported crimes in Yakima, WA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Yakima, WA crime rate is 23% higher than the Washington average and is 55% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Yakima, WA has a violent crime rate that is 44% higher than the Washington average and 18% higher than the national average. For property crime, Yakima, WA is 21% higher than the Washington average and 62% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Yakima is 55% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.98 daily crimes that occur in Yakima.
  • Yakima is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Yakima you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Yakima has decreased by 31%.

Compare Yakima, WA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Yakima (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Yakima, WA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Washington and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Yakima, WA are 1.23 times more than the Washington average and 1.55 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Yakima, WA are 1.44 times more than than Washington and 1.18 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Yakima, WA are 1.21 times more than than Washington and 1.62 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Yakima (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Yakima, WA area in comparison to other Washington communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Yakima, WA being safer than 3% of cities in Washington and 8% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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 Yakima, WA. In conclusion, Yakima, WA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Yakima

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Yakima is 1 in 224
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Yakima is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Yakima is 1 in 25
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Yakima, WA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Yakima, WA, then there is a 1 in 224 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 29. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 25 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Yakima, WA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Yakima, WA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Yakima, WA has decreased by 15% and the rate of property crime in Yakima, WA has decreased by 32%. The total crime rate in Yakima, WA has decreased by 31% year to year.

Yakima police department

ItemYakimaWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1818,169558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 181 Yakima police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.6% less than the Washington average and 40.4% 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
Moxee, WA3,833194486681
Summitview, WA1,10969650719
Gleed, WA2,8881591,5051,664
Tieton, WA1,3821731,6341,808
Buena, WA1,6201751,6541,829
Ahtanum, WA3,1971881,7741,962
Zillah, WA3,111642,1662,230
Yakima, WA93,3384483,5584,006

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Quincy, MA93,3493731,2611,634
Spokane Valley, WA93,3223494,2064,556
Orem, UT93,220701,8411,911
Sandy, UT93,1411642,6922,856
Yuma, AZ93,7045112,1232,634
Yakima, WA93,3384483,5584,006
Source: The Yakima, 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.
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