Centralia, WA
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With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Centralia has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Washington, more than 87% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Centralia.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 16,753, Centralia has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Centralia does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Centralia.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Centralia does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Centralia.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Centralia occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Centralia; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 266. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Centralia is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Centralia, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Centralia has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Centralia is one in 266.

Centralia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Centralia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

63

830

893

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.76

49.54

53.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Centralia 3.76
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 266

in Centralia

1 in 352

in Washington

Centralia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,753
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 14 22 26
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.84 1.31 1.55

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Centralia 49.54
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Centralia

1 in 29

in Washington

Centralia Property CRIMES

Population: 16,753
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 145 622 63
Rate per 1,000 8.66 37.13 3.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Centralia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Centralia 118
Washington 56

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