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Seattle Crime Rate Report (Washington)

Seattle crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Seattle for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Seattle in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 54.46% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the national property crime rate average by 78.58%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Seattle was higher than the violent crime rate in Washington by 102.17% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the property crime rate in Washington by 39.56%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Seattle Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Seattle Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Seattle Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,183
Arson77
Burglary6,523
Forcible Rape119
Larceny and Theft21,852
Motor Vehicle Theft3,556
Murder and Manslaughter23
Robbery1,421
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)36,174
Property Crime32,008
Violent Crime3,746
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,963
Arson29
Burglary5,847
Forcible Rape80
Larceny and Theft20,022
Motor Vehicle Theft493
Murder and Manslaughter18
Robbery1,462
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)30,519
Property Crime26,353
Violent Crime3,523

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Seattle Property Crime

Seattle Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Seattle Crime 2012

Seattle Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Seattle Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Seattle Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Seattle, Washington crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Seattle crime report data for 2014 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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