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


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

Crime rate in Vancouver, WA

The 2022 crime rate in Vancouver, WA is 498 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.0 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 96.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Vancouver crime rate rose by 10% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 14 - an increase of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Vancouver has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Vancouver, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Vancouver:

498.3
Portland:

575.8
Camas:

72.3
Battle Ground:

142.2
Gresham:

315.5
Washougal:

187.4
Milwaukie:

111.0
Ridgefield:

104.3
Beaverton:

227.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Vancouver by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
9
(5.5)
5
(3.0)
2
(1.2)
7
(4.1)
2
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
9
(5.1)
3
(1.7)
3
(1.6)
5
(2.7)
12
(6.4)
14
(7.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
117
(70.8)
112
(69.2)
102
(62.1)
72
(43.3)
74
(44.4)
90
(53.4)
112
(65.5)
116
(66.3)
146
(82.5)
154
(86.7)
207
(111.9)
143
(76.7)
142
(75.5)
132
(68.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
158
(95.7)
173
(106.9)
185
(112.6)
172
(103.4)
146
(87.7)
152
(90.1)
137
(80.1)
148
(84.6)
121
(68.4)
156
(87.8)
185
(100.0)
176
(94.4)
226
(120.1)
293
(151.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
375
(227.1)
386
(238.6)
337
(205.1)
343
(206.2)
371
(222.8)
331
(196.2)
420
(245.5)
410
(234.4)
364
(205.8)
520
(292.8)
496
(268.1)
591
(317.0)
737
(391.7)
790
(408.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
886
(536.5)
939
(580.4)
950
(578.1)
1,044
(627.5)
1,007
(604.7)
821
(486.7)
943
(551.2)
860
(491.7)
748
(422.9)
796
(448.2)
889
(480.5)
1,105
(592.7)
1,307
(694.6)
1,351
(699.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,159
(2,518)
4,682
(2,894)
4,629
(2,817)
4,343
(2,610)
3,950
(2,372)
3,618
(2,145)
3,741
(2,187)
3,667
(2,096)
3,656
(2,067)
3,992
(2,248)
4,308
(2,328)
4,744
(2,545)
5,960
(3,168)
6,625
(3,428)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
899
(544.4)
923
(570.5)
868
(528.2)
1,091
(655.7)
976
(586.1)
821
(486.7)
871
(509.1)
1,007
(575.7)
1,063
(601.0)
1,077
(606.5)
808
(436.7)
1,271
(681.7)
2,074
(1,102)
2,801
(1,449)
Arson
(per 100,000)
49
(29.7)
48
(29.7)
33
(20.1)
47
(28.2)
36
(21.6)
47
(27.9)
69
(40.3)
50
(28.6)
52
(29.4)
52
(29.3)
36
(19.5)
61
(32.7)
62
(33.0)
53
(27.4)
City-Data.com crime index319.9337.2330.8313.7292.9276.1294.6289.7298.2327.5338.0356.2451.0498.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 365 registered sex offenders living in Vancouver, Washington as of June 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vancouver is 479 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Vancouver:

363.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Vancouver:

344.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Vancouver:

287.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Vancouver:

299.1
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Vancouver:

280.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Vancouver:

229.8
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Vancouver:

225.8
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Vancouver:

230.6
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Vancouver:

204.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Vancouver:

202.1
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Vancouver:

204.1
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Vancouver:

231.9
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Vancouver:

242.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Vancouver:

239.5
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Vancouver:

217.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Vancouver:

206.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Vancouver:

188.3
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Vancouver:

204.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Vancouver:

528.6
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Vancouver:

462.6
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Vancouver:

348.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Vancouver:

278.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Vancouver:

293.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Vancouver:

278.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Vancouver:

289.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Vancouver:

296.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Vancouver:

277.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Vancouver:

327.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Vancouver:

354.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Vancouver:

335.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Vancouver:

346.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Vancouver:

314.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Vancouver:

343.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Vancouver:

302.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Vancouver:

301.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Vancouver:

374.3
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 262 (214 officers - 183 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
Washington average:

1.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 264 (218 officers - 191 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 265 (213 officers - 185 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 258 (205 officers - 179 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 254 (205 officers - 178 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 235 (193 officers - 167 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 208 (187 officers - 161 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 208 (187 officers - 161 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 209 (187 officers - 158 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 200 (178 officers - 152 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 205 (184 officers - 160 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Washington average:

1.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 209 (188 officers - 169 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Washington average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 228 (199 officers - 175 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Washington average:

1.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 233 (201 officers - 176 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 235 (202 officers - 175 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 225 (193 officers - 168 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Washington average:

1.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 226 (195 officers - 171 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 215 (183 officers - 163 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 211 (179 officers - 159 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Washington average:

1.62

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

Zip codes: 98660, 98664, 98683, 98684.