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Seattle Crime Rate Report (Washington)

Seattle crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 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 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Seattle in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 40.41% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the national property crime rate average by 81.89%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Seattle was higher than the violent crime rate in Washington by 80.62% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the property crime rate in Washington by 44.36%.

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

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,971
Arson126
Burglary6,449
Forcible Rape96
Larceny and Theft23,284
Motor Vehicle Theft3,453
Murder and Manslaughter19
Robbery1,429
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)37,352
Property Crime33,186
Violent Crime3,515
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,658
Arson56
Burglary5,942
Forcible Rape61
Larceny and Theft20,823
Motor Vehicle Theft664
Murder and Manslaughter21
Robbery1,610
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)31,580
Property Crime27,414
Violent Crime3,349

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Seattle Property Crime

Seattle Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Seattle Crime 2010

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 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

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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