Mercer Island, WA Criminal and Public Records

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About Mercer Island

Mercer Island is located in King County, with a population of 25,042. This makes it the 42nd most populous city in Washington. It has an average income of $126,106.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 5 reported major violent crimes (0.000202 per person) and 545 reported major property crimes in Mercer Island (0.022032 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Mercer Island.

Crime Rates Compared to Washington

When it comes to major violent crimes, Mercer Island has 0.000202 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.002844 violent crimes per person statewide.

Mercer Island has 0.022032 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.034638 per person statewide.

Mercer Island Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 42nd
  • Violent Crimes: 70th (165th per 100k)
  • Rape: 38th (123rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 62nd (154th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 48th (120th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 59th (118th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 62nd (136th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 56th (100th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 68th (150th per 100k)
  • Arson: 22nd (53rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,602nd
  • Violent Crimes: 628th (4,552nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,345th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 484th (3,882nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 341st (1,847th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,241st (3,451st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 645th (3,315th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,104th (3,053rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 498th (2,524th per 100k)
  • Arson: 114th (672nd per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 17th
  • Violent Crimes: 22nd (33rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 18th (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 20th (31st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 20th (26th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 17th (25th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 20th (25th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 17th (20th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 22nd (32nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 11th (9th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 25,042
  • Households: 9,583
  • Median Income: $126,106
  • Land Area: 6.349 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.028 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Mercer Island, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Rape 1 2
Agg. Assault 4 2
Robbery 1 1
Burglary 68 83
Vehicle Thefts 13 18
Arson 1 4

Violent Crimes in Mercer Island, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 2
Robbery 1

Property Crimes in Mercer Island, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 83
Larceny 444
Motor Vehicle Theft 18
Arson 4

Robbery in Mercer Island, WA

Year Robbery
2006 2
2007 1
2008 3
2009 2
2010 4
2011 3
2012 2
2013 1
2014 1
2015 1

Rape in Mercer Island, WA

Year Rape
2006 5
2007 0
2008 0
2009 2
2010 1
2011 0
2012 2
2013 0
2014 1
2015 2

Washington Criminal Statistics:

If you have an idea of how large Mercer Island is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 20136 20394
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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Mercer Island compares to the rest of Washington or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Mercer Island is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Washington or nationwide.

Robbery in the state of Washington

Year Robbery
2006 6405
2007 6053
2008 6347
2009 6699
2010 5929
2011 5638
2012 5745
2013 5819
2014 5640
2015 5449

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