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Federal Way Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 9th
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (31st per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (27th per 100k)
  • Rape: 9th (53rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 9th (43rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 8th (25th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 12th (66th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 8th (13th per 100k)
  • Arson: 15th (58th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 317th
  • Violent Crimes: 301st (1,722nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (375th per 100k)
  • Rape: 148th (971st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 319th (2,308th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 194th (560th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 148th (533rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 236th (1,481st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 149th (627th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 119th (110th per 100k)
  • Arson: 104th (686th per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (10th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (12th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 95,171
  • Households: 34,117
  • Median Income: $55,673
  • Land Area: 22.275 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.205 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Federal Way, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 4 4
Rape 71 43
Agg. Assault 150 170
Robbery 135 151
Burglary 834 662
Vehicle Thefts 848 746
Arson 13 14

Violent Crimes in Federal Way, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 43
Aggravated Assault 170
Robbery 151

Property Crimes in Federal Way, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 662
Larceny 3698
Motor Vehicle Theft 746
Arson 14

Violent Crimes in Federal Way, WA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 331
2007 287
2008 323
2009 369
2010 325
2012 296
2013 291
2014 360
2015 368

Vehicle Thefts in Federal Way, WA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1199
2007 939
2008 816
2009 561
2010 741
2012 798
2013 764
2014 848
2015 746

Washington Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Federal Way, WA included 368 violent crimes and 5106 property crimes. The 368 violent crimes included: 4 murders, 170 aggravated assaults, 43 forcible rapes, and 151 robberies. The 5106 property crimes included: 746 motor vehicle thefts, 662 burglaries, 14 counts of arson, and 3698 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Federal Way, WA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 20136 20394
Murder 174 211
Rape 4866 4898
Agg. Assault 11627 12029
Robbery 5640 5449
Property Crimes 261706 248369
Burglary 55290 50993
Larceny 175769 170509
Vehicle Thefts 30647 26867
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Federal Way, WA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Federal Way or in the greater Federal Way, WA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Violent Crimes in the state of Washington

Year Violent Crimes
2006 22120
2007 21546
2008 21691
2009 22056
2010 21101
2011 20121
2012 20386
2013 20153
2014 20136
2015 20394

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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