Crime Trend in Washington

There were 22,377 violent crimes, 198 murders, 204,224 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Washington

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 22,377 293.9 [51]
2018 23,719 315.3 [51]
2017 22,548 304.5 [52]
2016 22,101 303.5 [52]
2015 20,394 284.4 [53]
2014 20,185 285.8 [53]
2013 19,377 277.9 [54]
2012 20,553 298.1 [54]
2011 20,121 294.6 [55]
2010 21,138 313.5 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Washington

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 198 2.6 [51]
2018 236 3.1 [51]
2017 230 3.1 [52]
2016 195 2.7 [52]
2015 211 2.9 [53]
2014 178 2.5 [53]
2013 160 2.3 [54]
2012 217 3.1 [54]
2011 162 2.4 [55]
2010 154 2.3 [55]

The number of robberies in Washington

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 5,147 67.6 [51]
2018 5,557 73.9 [51]
2017 5,390 72.8 [52]
2016 5,649 77.6 [52]
2015 5,449 76.0 [53]
2014 5,641 79.9 [53]
2013 5,819 83.5 [54]
2012 5,801 84.1 [54]
2011 5,638 82.5 [55]
2010 5,929 87.9 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Washington

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 13,700 179.9 [51]
2018 14,316 190.3 [51]
2017 13,673 184.6 [52]
2016 13,124 180.3 [52]
2015 12,029 167.8 [53]
2014 11,586 164.0 [53]
2013 11,601 166.4 [54]
2012 12,285 178.2 [54]
2011 12,031 176.1 [55]
2010 12,476 185.0 [55]

The number of property crimes in Washington

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 204,224 2681.9 [51]
2018 223,256 2967.3 [51]
2017 235,027 3173.6 [52]
2016 254,994 3502.2 [52]
2015 248,369 3463.8 [53]
2014 261,257 3698.9 [53]
2013 258,662 3710.3 [54]
2012 254,377 3689.1 [54]
2011 244,146 3574.6 [55]
2010 249,426 3699.1 [55]

The number of burglaries in Washington

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 34,540 453.6 [51]
2018 40,434 537.4 [51]
2017 43,720 590.4 [52]
2016 49,249 676.4 [52]
2015 50,993 711.2 [53]
2014 55,381 784.1 [53]
2013 58,353 837.0 [54]
2012 61,376 890.1 [54]
2011 56,532 827.7 [55]
2010 55,192 818.5 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Washington

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 145,282 1907.9 [51]
2018 154,941 2059.3 [51]
2017 162,511 2194.4 [52]
2016 173,423 2381.9 [52]
2015 170,509 2378.0 [53]
2014 175,317 2482.1 [53]
2013 171,910 2465.9 [54]
2012 166,338 2412.3 [54]
2011 162,779 2383.3 [55]
2010 168,490 2498.8 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Washington

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 24,402 320.5 [51]
2018 27,881 370.6 [51]
2017 28,796 388.8 [52]
2016 32,322 443.9 [52]
2015 26,867 374.7 [53]
2014 30,559 432.7 [53]
2013 28,399 407.4 [54]
2012 26,663 386.7 [54]
2011 24,835 363.6 [55]
2010 25,744 381.8 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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