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Seattle Crime Rate Report (Washington)

Seattle crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Seattle for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Seattle in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 54.42% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the national property crime rate average by 123.93%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Seattle was higher than the violent crime rate in Washington by 102.91% and the city property crime rate in Seattle was higher than the property crime rate in Washington by 57.06%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,474
Arson101
Burglary7,666
Larceny and Theft26,639
Motor Vehicle Theft4,128
Murder and Manslaughter19
Rape254
Robbery1,547
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)42,599
Property Crime38,433
Violent Crime4,294
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,523
Arson75
Burglary7,976
Larceny and Theft27,426
Motor Vehicle Theft4,114
Murder and Manslaughter20
Rape215
Robbery1,507
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)43,636
Property Crime39,470
Violent Crime4,265

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Seattle Property Crime

Seattle Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Seattle Crime 2016

Seattle Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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