Clarkston, WA
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Clarkston, WA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 82 per one thousand residents, Clarkston 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 12. Within Washington, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Clarkston.

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 7,317, Clarkston has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Clarkston 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 Clarkston.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Clarkston 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 Clarkston.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Clarkston 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 Clarkston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 252. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Clarkston experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Clarkston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Clarkston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 13, which is a rate of 78 per one thousand population.

Clarkston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Clarkston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

29

569

598

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.96

77.76

81.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Clarkston 3.96
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 252

in Clarkston

1 in 352

in Washington

Clarkston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,317
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 5 7 15
Rate per 1,000 0.27 0.68 0.96 2.05

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
Clarkston 77.76
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 13

in Clarkston

1 in 29

in Washington

Clarkston Property CRIMES

Population: 7,317
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 56 504 9
Rate per 1,000 7.65 68.88 1.23

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

Clarkston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Clarkston 286
Washington 56

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