Seattle, WA Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Seattle and Washington

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Seattle experienced 4093 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 2,394 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 284.4 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Washington, the most common property crime was larceny with 26,199 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Seattle:


Seattle Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (31st per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (94th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (11th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (21st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (21st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (27th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (21st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (62nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 21st
  • Violent Crimes: 35th (938th per 100k)
  • Murder: 57th (383rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 68th (1,215th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 33rd (1,266th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 29th (318th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 12th (496th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 14th (516th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 11th (674th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 22nd (263rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 42nd (699th per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (18th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (9th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (14th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 684,451
  • Households: 296,633
  • Median Income: $70,594.00
  • Land Area: 83.838 miles2
  • Water Area: 58.728 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST
  • ZIP Codes: 98101 • 98102 • 98103 • 98104 • 98105 • 98106 • 98107 • 98108 • 98109 • 98111 • 98112 • 98113 • 98114 • 98115 • 98116 • 98117 • 98118 • 98119 • 98121 • 98122 • 98124 • 98125 • 98126 • 98127 • 98129 • 98133 • 98134 • 98136 • 98139 • 98141 • 98144 • 98145 • 98146 • 98151 • 98165 • 98170 • 98175 • 98177 • 98178 • 98181 • 98184 • 98185 • 98191 • 98194 • 98195 • 98199

Seattle, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 26 23
Rape 154 144
Agg. Assault 2254 2394
Robbery 1567 1532
Burglary 7099 7677
Vehicle Thefts 5514 3878
Arson 79 92

Violent Crimes in Seattle, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 23
Rape 144
Aggravated Assault 2394
Robbery 1532

Property Crimes in Seattle, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 7677
Larceny 26199
Motor Vehicle Theft 3878
Arson 92

Robbery in Seattle, WA

Year Robbery
2006 1667
2007 1522
2008 1612
2009 1792
2010 1429
2011 1418
2012 1421
2013 1601
2014 1567
2015 1532

Property Crimes in Seattle, WA

Year Property Crimes
2006 39532
2007 33960
2008 32820
2009 35090
2010 33186
2011 31792
2012 31931
2013 35883
2014 40649
2015 37754

Washington Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
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

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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