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FBI Releases 2011 Crime Statistics for Washington State

FBI Seattle October 29, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams (206) 622-0460

Today, the FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report for American cities. Nationally, violent crime fell for the fifth year in a row, dropping 4.5 percent (per 100,000 people) in 2011. Property crime fell for the ninth year in a row, dropping by 1.3 percent.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on specific violent crimes (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and specific property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.) Compared to 2012, in 2011, six of the seven categories saw decreases nationally; only the number of burglaries increased nationally, and that increase was slight (0.2 percent per 100,000 people).

Highlights from cities with populations of more than 100,000 people in Washington—comparing 2011 to 2010—include:

  • The rate of violent crime for Washington’s cities decreased by 6.0 percent (per 100,000 people), and its property crime rate decreased by 3.4 percent (per 100,000 people).
  • In Seattle, there were decreases in the number of robberies, larceny-thefts, and motor vehicle thefts. There was a slight increase in the number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters (19 to 20) and increases in the number of rapes, aggravated assaults, and burglaries.
  • In Bellevue, there were decreases in the number of aggravated assaults, burglaries, larceny-thefts, and motor vehicle thefts, and a slight decrease in the number of robberies (59 to 58). There was a slight increase in the number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters (zero to one) and an increase in the number of rapes.
  • In Everett, there were decreases in the number of rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, larceny-thefts, and motor-vehicle thefts. The number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters remained the same (five) and there was an increase in the number of burglaries.
  • In Spokane, there were decreases in the number of aggravated assaults and motor vehicle thefts, and a slight decrease in the number of murders/non-negligent manslaughter (six to four). There was a slight increase in the number of rapes and increases in the number of robberies, burglaries, and larceny-thefts.
  • In Tacoma, there was a decrease in the number of murder and non-negligent manslaughters, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, and larceny-thefts. There was an increase in the number of motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Vancouver, there was a decrease in rapes, aggravated assaults, larceny-thefts, and motor vehicle thefts. There was an increase in murder and non-negligent manslaughters, robberies, and burglaries.

The breakdown for these Washington state cities is:

Bellevue
2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 0
1
Forcible rape
10
23
Robbery
59
58
Aggravated assault
69
58
Burglary
657
607
Larceny-theft
2,905
2,775
Motor vehicle theft
207
157
Everett2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 5
5
Forcible rape 76
49
Robbery 181
143
Aggravated assault 273
253
Burglary 994
1,163
Larceny-theft 5,536
5,415
Motor vehicle theft 1,142
925
Seattle
2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 19
20
Forcible rape 96
100
Robbery 1,429
1,418
Aggravated assault 1,971
2,126
Burglary 6,449
6,807
Larceny-theft 23,284 21,585
Motor vehicle theft 3,453
3,400
Spokane
2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 6
4
Forcible rape 80
84
Robbery 432
484
Aggravated assault 752
732
Burglary 2,859
3,030
Larceny-theft 10,174
10,231
Motor vehicle theft 2,009
1,778
Tacoma2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 14
11
Forcible rape 141
125
Robbery 535
446
Aggravated assault 1,010
925
Burglary 2,893
2,709
Larceny-theft 7,741
7,228
Motor vehicle theft 2,036
2,125
Vancouver
2010
2011
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 0
9
Forcible rape 112
102
Robbery 173
185
Aggravated assault 386
337
Burglary 939
950
Larceny-theft 4,682
4,629
Motor vehicle theft 923
868


For specific information by region, state, and other cities within Washington, please refer to the following links:

Across the nation, more than 18,200 city, county, state, federal, college/university, and tribal law enforcement agencies voluntarily contribute data to this annual report.

The FBI simply compiles the information as it is provided from local jurisdictions. You will need to contact those local jurisdictions for any analysis of the numbers listed above. Also note that the report features a prominent message cautioning against using the statistics to rank cities or counties. Such rankings can lead to simplistic or incomplete analyses, overlooking the many variables impacting crime and its reporting.

The FBI has been producing the Uniform Crime Report since 1930.

View the entire report: Crime in the United States, 2011