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

 

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Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Tacoma by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(8.1)
15
(7.6)
19
(9.5)
13
(6.5)
13
(6.5)
13
(6.5)
21
(10.5)
14
(7.1)
15
(7.6)
8
(4.0)
14
(7.0)
11
(5.5)
12
(5.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
136
(73.8)
143
(72.7)
171
(85.8)
149
(74.7)
175
(87.9)
120
(60.4)
142
(71.3)
140
(71.1)
142
(72.1)
143
(72.4)
141
(70.6)
125
(62.0)
93
(45.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
745
(404.2)
743
(377.9)
715
(358.8)
739
(370.3)
724
(363.6)
690
(347.2)
680
(341.3)
647
(328.6)
622
(316.0)
648
(328.0)
535
(268.0)
446
(221.3)
486
(239.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,501
(814.3)
1,211
(615.9)
1,277
(640.7)
1,253
(627.8)
1,114
(559.5)
1,191
(599.3)
1,233
(618.8)
1,258
(638.9)
1,216
(617.7)
1,145
(579.6)
1,010
(506.0)
925
(459.0)
1,024
(505.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,835
(1,538.0)
2,920
(1,485.0)
3,032
(1,521.3)
3,028
(1,517.1)
2,997
(1,505.2)
3,255
(1,637.8)
3,276
(1,644.1)
2,628
(1,334.6)
2,890
(1,468.1)
2,905
(1,470.5)
2,893
(1,449.4)
2,709
(1,344.4)
2,965
(1,463.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,360
(5,620.4)
10,033
(5,102.3)
11,728
(5,884.6)
10,096
(5,058.5)
10,361
(5,203.6)
9,989
(5,026.0)
9,663
(4,849.3)
8,986
(4,563.5)
9,463
(4,807.2)
9,395
(4,755.6)
7,741
(3,878.4)
7,228
(3,586.9)
7,995
(3,945.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,013
(1,634.6)
3,305
(1,680.8)
3,240
(1,625.7)
2,934
(1,470.0)
3,222
(1,618.2)
3,558
(1,790.2)
3,601
(1,807.2)
3,343
(1,697.7)
2,718
(1,380.7)
1,677
(848.9)
2,036
(1,020.1)
2,125
(1,054.5)
1,906
(940.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
128
(69.4)
123
(62.6)
115
(57.7)
112
(56.1)
97
(48.7)
101
(50.8)
123
(61.7)
90
(45.7)
75
(38.1)
76
(38.5)
64
(32.1)
80
(39.7)
72
(35.5)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1)837.4765.9809.7748.7760.7757.6771.4721.9709.3652.9600.9550.4567.0
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. 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 314 registered sex offenders living in Tacoma, Washington as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tacoma to the number of sex offenders is 643 to 1.


See how dangerous Tacoma, WA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Tacoma:

567.0
Fircrest:

147.8
University Place:

222.4
Lakewood:

483.1
Ruston:

222.4
Fife:

581.0
Steilacoom:

113.1
Milton:

277.6
Puyallup:

434.8
Violent crime rate in 2012
Tacoma:

438.0
U.S. Average:

214.0

Violent crime rate in 2011
Tacoma:

420.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Tacoma:

480.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Tacoma:

543.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Tacoma:

564.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Tacoma:

579.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Tacoma:

582.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Tacoma:

556.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Tacoma:

572.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Tacoma:

597.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Tacoma:

615.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Tacoma:

595.3
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Tacoma:

711.8
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2012
Tacoma:

642.3
U.S. Average:

266.5

Property crime rate in 2011
Tacoma:

617.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Tacoma:

648.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Tacoma:

671.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Tacoma:

754.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Tacoma:

763.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Tacoma:

857.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Tacoma:

862.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Tacoma:

818.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Tacoma:

790.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Tacoma:

857.4
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Tacoma:

818.6
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Tacoma:

848.8
U.S. Average:

331.5



Latest news about crime in Tacoma, WA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

City-data.com crime rate per 100,000 population


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 394 (353 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 421 (378 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Washington average:

1.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 419 (377 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Washington average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 432 (389 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 428 (382 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 413 (361 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 404 (357 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 408 (372 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 394 (359 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 388 (355 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Washington average:

1.62


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Tacoma

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

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Zip codes: 98402, 98403, 98405, 98406, 98408, 98409, 98416, 98418, 98465.


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