Federal Way, WA
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With a crime rate of 58 per one thousand residents, Federal Way 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 17. Within Washington, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Federal Way.

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 95,171, Federal Way has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Federal Way 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 Federal Way.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Federal Way 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 Federal Way.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Federal Way 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 Federal Way; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 259. 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 Federal Way is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Federal Way, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Federal Way 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 Federal Way is one in 128.

Federal Way Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Federal Way Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

368

5,106

5,474

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.87

53.65

57.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Federal Way 3.87
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 259

in Federal Way

1 in 352

in Washington

Federal Way VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 95,171
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 43 151 170
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.45 1.59 1.79

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
Federal Way 53.65
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Federal Way

1 in 29

in Washington

Federal Way Property CRIMES

Population: 95,171
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 662 3,698 746
Rate per 1,000 6.96 38.86 7.84

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

Federal Way Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Federal Way 244
Washington 56