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


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

Crime rate in Spokane, WA

The 2018 crime rate in Spokane, WA is 619 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Spokane crime rate rose by 11% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 8 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Spokane has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Spokane, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Spokane:

619.4
Spokane Valley:

322.7
Airway Heights:

391.9
Medical Lake:

82.2
Cheney:

233.5
Liberty Lake:

94.5
Reardan:

45.9
Post Falls:

132.1
Rathdrum:

74.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Spokane by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(6.5)
10
(5.0)
12
(6.1)
13
(6.5)
7
(3.4)
6
(3.0)
4
(1.9)
13
(6.1)
11
(5.2)
10
(4.7)
12
(5.6)
8
(3.7)
6
(2.8)
8
(3.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
78
(39.1)
91
(45.5)
88
(44.4)
94
(46.7)
75
(37.0)
80
(39.4)
84
(39.6)
81
(38.2)
166
(79.2)
117
(55.4)
119
(55.9)
185
(86.4)
238
(109.6)
351
(160.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
286
(143.4)
392
(195.8)
414
(208.8)
460
(228.3)
443
(218.3)
432
(212.5)
484
(228.1)
537
(253.1)
518
(247.2)
416
(197.1)
333
(156.6)
306
(143.0)
229
(105.5)
297
(136.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
743
(372.6)
704
(351.6)
808
(407.5)
785
(389.6)
745
(367.1)
752
(369.9)
732
(345.0)
738
(347.8)
745
(355.6)
613
(290.5)
647
(304.2)
780
(364.4)
887
(408.6)
1,086
(497.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,436
(1,222)
2,165
(1,081)
2,175
(1,097)
2,269
(1,126)
2,565
(1,264)
2,859
(1,406)
3,030
(1,428)
3,827
(1,804)
3,889
(1,856)
3,365
(1,595)
2,817
(1,324)
2,648
(1,237)
2,221
(1,023)
2,130
(976.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,932
(3,978)
7,340
(3,666)
7,188
(3,625)
7,218
(3,582)
8,864
(4,368)
10,174
(5,005)
10,231
(4,822)
12,600
(5,939)
13,352
(6,373)
12,455
(5,902)
11,408
(5,363)
11,815
(5,520)
11,739
(5,408)
11,631
(5,330)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,802
(903.8)
2,299
(1,148)
2,013
(1,015)
1,538
(763.3)
1,737
(856.0)
2,009
(988.3)
1,778
(837.9)
2,095
(987.4)
2,290
(1,093)
2,242
(1,062)
1,746
(820.9)
1,992
(930.7)
1,737
(800.2)
1,678
(768.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
94
(47.1)
66
(33.0)
88
(44.4)
58
(28.8)
74
(36.5)
45
(22.1)
72
(33.9)
44
(20.7)
59
(28.2)
56
(26.5)
47
(22.1)
36
(16.8)
50
(23.0)
45
(20.6)
City-Data.com crime index478.9489.6494.8479.8507.1552.9532.7631.1691.4603.8536.8574.3558.6619.4

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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 426 registered sex offenders living in Spokane, Washington as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spokane is 507 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Spokane:

485.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Spokane:

372.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Spokane:

347.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Spokane:

297.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Spokane:

308.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Spokane:

391.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Spokane:

350.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Spokane:

329.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Spokane:

336.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Spokane:

336.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Spokane:

368.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Spokane:

364.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Spokane:

329.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Spokane:

310.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Spokane:

263.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Spokane:

256.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Spokane:

284.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Spokane:

577.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Spokane:

595.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Spokane:

663.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Spokane:

656.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Spokane:

773.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Spokane:

853.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Spokane:

805.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Spokane:

652.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Spokane:

679.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Spokane:

599.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Spokane:

518.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Spokane:

553.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Spokane:

571.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Spokane:

578.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Spokane:

632.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Spokane:

565.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Spokane:

511.0
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: 410 (326 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Washington average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 409 (319 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 400 (307 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 399 (309 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Washington average:

1.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 369 (295 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 365 (280 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 384 (275 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 377 (275 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Washington average:

1.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 400 (290 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Washington average:

1.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 393 (291 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 413 (296 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Washington average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 391 (282 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 385 (278 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 386 (281 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 408 (293 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 410 (303 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Washington average:

1.62

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

Zip codes: 99026, 99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99207, 99223.