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Crime rate in Centralia, Washington (WA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Centralia, WA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Centralia, WA

The 2018 crime rate in Centralia, WA is 403 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Centralia crime rate fell by 14% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Centralia has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Centralia, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Centralia:

403.3
Chehalis:

333.3
Napavine:

95.4
Tenino:

121.6
Oakville:

235.7
Winlock:

173.5
Rainier:

145.3
Pe Ell:

320.1
Tumwater:

273.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Centralia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(97.0)
9
(57.4)
8
(50.9)
13
(82.4)
17
(107.5)
11
(69.9)
16
(96.4)
12
(72.3)
8
(48.3)
10
(60.0)
14
(84.2)
10
(59.6)
17
(99.7)
19
(109.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(90.6)
13
(83.0)
15
(95.5)
23
(145.8)
14
(88.5)
13
(82.6)
16
(96.4)
18
(108.5)
18
(108.8)
18
(107.9)
22
(132.3)
22
(131.1)
21
(123.2)
23
(133.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(278.2)
56
(357.4)
75
(477.5)
70
(443.8)
51
(322.6)
69
(438.5)
52
(313.4)
48
(289.3)
35
(211.5)
53
(317.8)
26
(156.3)
35
(208.5)
42
(246.4)
46
(265.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
260
(1,682)
168
(1,072)
168
(1,070)
162
(1,027)
151
(955.0)
212
(1,347)
165
(994.5)
183
(1,103)
155
(936.6)
128
(767.5)
145
(871.8)
177
(1,055)
180
(1,056)
145
(838.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
967
(6,256)
707
(4,512)
764
(4,864)
789
(5,003)
550
(3,479)
842
(5,351)
565
(3,405)
559
(3,369)
600
(3,626)
528
(3,166)
622
(3,740)
729
(4,343)
746
(4,376)
590
(3,411)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(925.2)
104
(663.7)
59
(375.6)
78
(494.5)
66
(417.4)
65
(413.1)
59
(355.6)
54
(325.4)
43
(259.8)
40
(239.9)
63
(378.8)
116
(691.1)
115
(674.6)
59
(341.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(64.7)
10
(63.8)
7
(44.6)
8
(50.7)
15
(94.9)
8
(50.8)
1
(6.0)
8
(48.2)
10
(60.4)
6
(36.0)
4
(24.1)
7
(41.7)
4
(23.5)
1
(5.8)
City-Data.com crime index602.5451.0477.1522.7416.5509.8415.1410.4345.0343.5391.2443.4468.9403.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Centralia, Washington as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Centralia is 631 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Centralia, WA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Centralia:

309.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Centralia:

284.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Centralia:

241.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Centralia:

240.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Centralia:

272.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Centralia:

208.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Centralia:

295.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Centralia:

313.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Centralia:

330.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Centralia:

313.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Centralia:

389.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Centralia:

350.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Centralia:

277.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Centralia:

281.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Centralia:

326.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Centralia:

231.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Centralia:

294.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Centralia:

389.3
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Centralia:

531.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Centralia:

531.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Centralia:

418.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Centralia:

347.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Centralia:

407.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Centralia:

437.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Centralia:

422.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Centralia:

598.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Centralia:

427.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Centralia:

529.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Centralia:

513.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Centralia:

539.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Centralia:

788.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Centralia:

663.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Centralia:

555.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Centralia:

529.6
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Washington average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 37 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Washington average:

1.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 40 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 36 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 40 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Washington average:

1.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 40 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Washington average:

1.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 38 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Washington average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 38 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 36 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 36 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 35 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 32 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Centralia, WA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 98531, 98532.