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


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

Crime rate in Yakima, WA

The 2022 crime rate in Yakima, WA is 353 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.7% U.S. cities. The 2022 Yakima crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 12 - an increase of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Yakima has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Yakima, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Yakima:

352.9
Union Gap:

583.5
Selah:

181.3
Moxee:

141.1
Wapato:

11.9
Tieton:

29.0
Toppenish:

667.4
Zillah:

19.4
Granger:

76.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Yakima by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.4)
12
(13.2)
6
(6.5)
11
(11.8)
9
(9.6)
2
(2.1)
7
(7.5)
13
(13.8)
13
(13.8)
16
(17.0)
9
(9.6)
9
(9.6)
10
(10.6)
12
(12.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
40
(47.5)
46
(50.5)
49
(53.0)
53
(56.7)
39
(41.7)
40
(42.7)
53
(56.5)
49
(52.1)
72
(76.3)
55
(58.5)
44
(46.7)
22
(23.4)
28
(29.6)
51
(53.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
78
(92.7)
144
(158.1)
156
(168.7)
154
(164.8)
144
(153.9)
116
(123.8)
127
(135.4)
126
(133.9)
148
(156.8)
121
(128.8)
91
(96.6)
103
(109.7)
77
(81.4)
121
(125.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
159
(188.9)
288
(316.3)
270
(291.9)
352
(376.8)
281
(300.2)
252
(269.0)
332
(354.0)
311
(330.5)
360
(381.5)
250
(266.1)
277
(294.2)
510
(543.4)
437
(462.0)
405
(420.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
796
(945.7)
1,464
(1,608)
1,622
(1,754)
1,576
(1,687)
1,196
(1,278)
1,088
(1,162)
1,307
(1,393)
1,146
(1,218)
900
(953.6)
626
(666.2)
440
(467.3)
600
(639.2)
580
(613.1)
545
(566.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,735
(2,061)
3,501
(3,844)
2,848
(3,079)
3,123
(3,343)
2,902
(3,101)
2,821
(3,012)
3,125
(3,332)
3,166
(3,364)
2,843
(3,012)
2,221
(2,364)
1,875
(1,991)
2,123
(2,262)
1,896
(2,004)
1,975
(2,052)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
407
(483.6)
590
(647.9)
661
(714.6)
1,098
(1,175)
594
(634.7)
723
(771.9)
677
(721.8)
637
(676.9)
565
(598.7)
507
(539.6)
418
(443.9)
506
(539.1)
516
(545.5)
506
(525.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(17.8)
37
(40.6)
17
(18.4)
11
(11.8)
14
(15.0)
40
(42.7)
25
(26.7)
29
(30.8)
15
(15.9)
23
(24.5)
15
(15.9)
29
(30.9)
20
(21.1)
23
(23.9)
City-Data.com crime index295.7495.6467.4539.6423.0392.9460.1449.5447.1357.1292.2357.9328.4352.9

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 123 registered sex offenders living in Yakima, Washington as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Yakima is 764 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Yakima, WA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Yakima:

351.1
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Yakima:

322.4
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Yakima:

369.2
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Yakima:

261.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Yakima:

290.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Yakima:

373.0
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Yakima:

311.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Yakima:

316.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Yakima:

243.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Yakima:

288.0
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Yakima:

351.1
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Yakima:

296.2
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Yakima:

314.1
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Yakima:

193.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Yakima:

302.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Yakima:

327.8
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Yakima:

264.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Yakima:

278.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Yakima:

294.6
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Yakima:

304.7
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Yakima:

321.8
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Yakima:

259.6
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Yakima:

332.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Yakima:

431.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Yakima:

513.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Yakima:

553.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Yakima:

498.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Yakima:

505.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Yakima:

680.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Yakima:

611.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Yakima:

610.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Yakima:

364.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Yakima:

676.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Yakima:

557.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Yakima:

689.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Yakima:

716.9
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: 173 (135 officers - 126 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Washington average:

1.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 173 (133 officers - 124 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 171 (131 officers - 122 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 173 (129 officers - 118 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 184 (138 officers - 126 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 183 (140 officers - 126 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 184 (139 officers - 125 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Washington average:

1.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 178 (133 officers - 118 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 182 (141 officers - 126 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 181 (139 officers - 124 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Washington average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 172 (131 officers - 117 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Washington average:

1.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 180 (137 officers - 123 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Washington average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 185 (137 officers - 123 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Washington average:

1.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 185 (135 officers - 121 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 174 (129 officers - 117 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 171 (126 officers - 114 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Washington average:

1.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 166 (120 officers - 109 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 167 (116 officers - 106 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 160 (112 officers - 101 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Yakima, WA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 98902.