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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


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

Crime rate in Tacoma, WA

The 2018 crime rate in Tacoma, WA was 538 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.0 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 96.7% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Tacoma crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 17 - an increase of 7 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Tacoma has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Tacoma, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Tacoma:

538.0
Fircrest:

137.4
University Place:

187.6
Ruston:

238.1
Fife:

729.5
Lakewood:

438.6
Milton:

227.3
Federal Way:

381.8
Steilacoom:

118.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Tacoma by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(6.5)
21
(10.5)
14
(7.1)
15
(7.6)
8
(4.0)
14
(7.0)
11
(5.5)
12
(5.9)
10
(4.9)
12
(5.9)
12
(5.8)
13
(6.2)
10
(4.7)
17
(7.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
120
(60.4)
142
(71.3)
140
(71.1)
142
(72.1)
143
(72.4)
141
(70.6)
125
(62.0)
93
(45.9)
144
(70.9)
134
(65.5)
147
(71.1)
159
(75.7)
171
(80.1)
198
(91.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
690
(347.2)
680
(341.3)
647
(328.6)
622
(316.0)
648
(328.0)
535
(268.0)
446
(221.3)
486
(239.8)
524
(257.8)
510
(249.1)
485
(234.4)
540
(257.2)
403
(188.8)
503
(233.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
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)
1,088
(535.4)
969
(473.3)
1,050
(507.5)
1,288
(613.6)
1,153
(540.0)
1,151
(533.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,255
(1,638)
3,276
(1,644)
2,628
(1,335)
2,890
(1,468)
2,905
(1,470)
2,893
(1,449)
2,709
(1,344)
2,965
(1,463)
3,086
(1,519)
3,127
(1,527)
2,552
(1,234)
2,420
(1,153)
2,073
(970.9)
1,912
(886.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,989
(5,026)
9,663
(4,849)
8,986
(4,564)
9,463
(4,807)
9,395
(4,756)
7,741
(3,878)
7,228
(3,587)
7,995
(3,945)
8,200
(4,035)
7,521
(3,674)
8,492
(4,105)
8,710
(4,149)
7,742
(3,626)
7,573
(3,511)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,558
(1,790)
3,601
(1,807)
3,343
(1,698)
2,718
(1,381)
1,677
(848.9)
2,036
(1,020)
2,125
(1,055)
1,906
(940.6)
2,024
(995.9)
2,073
(1,013)
2,021
(976.9)
2,619
(1,248)
2,086
(977.0)
1,877
(870.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
101
(50.8)
123
(61.7)
90
(45.7)
75
(38.1)
76
(38.5)
64
(32.1)
80
(39.7)
72
(35.5)
90
(44.3)
67
(32.7)
70
(33.8)
78
(37.2)
63
(29.5)
90
(41.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)744.3757.8709.2696.8641.4590.4540.7557.0598.3568.4569.0619.4529.3538.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes 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 324 registered sex offenders living in Tacoma, Washington as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tacoma is 652 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Tacoma, WA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Tacoma:

491.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Tacoma:

453.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Tacoma:

523.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Tacoma:

453.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Tacoma:

438.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Tacoma:

477.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Tacoma:

430.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Tacoma:

413.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Tacoma:

471.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Tacoma:

534.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Tacoma:

554.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Tacoma:

569.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Tacoma:

572.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Tacoma:

546.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Tacoma:

475.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Tacoma:

496.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Tacoma:

511.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Tacoma:

483.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Tacoma:

522.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Tacoma:

625.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Tacoma:

598.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Tacoma:

641.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Tacoma:

654.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Tacoma:

631.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Tacoma:

606.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Tacoma:

636.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Tacoma:

659.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Tacoma:

741.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Tacoma:

749.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Tacoma:

842.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Tacoma:

847.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Tacoma:

680.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Tacoma:

657.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Tacoma:

712.7
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: 386 (346 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Washington average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 372 (334 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 371 (336 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 372 (336 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Washington average:

1.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 363 (326 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 370 (334 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Washington average:

1.46

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

1.74
Washington average:

1.46

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

1.88
Washington average:

1.52

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

1.89
Washington average:

1.58

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

1.97
Washington average:

1.62

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

1.94
Washington average:

1.65

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:

1.84
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:

1.85
Washington average:

1.59

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

1.83
Washington average:

1.62

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

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