Covington, WA
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Covington, 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

The crime rate in Covington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Covington is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Covington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Covington has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Covington to other communities of similar population, then Covington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Covington does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Covington's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Covington is one in 640.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Covington's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Covington a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Covington is one in 27.

Covington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Covington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

30

700

730

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.56

36.46

38.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Covington 1.56
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 640

in Covington

1 in 352

in Washington

Covington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 19,197
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 14 * 8 7
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.73 0.42 0.36
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
Covington 36.46
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Covington

1 in 29

in Washington

Covington Property CRIMES

Population: 19,197
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 121 543 36
Rate per 1,000 6.30 28.29 1.88

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

Covington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Covington 122
Washington 56