Mercer Island, WA
Crime Rates


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Mercer Island, 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 Mercer Island is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Mercer Island is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Mercer Island is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Mercer Island has a crime rate that is higher than 49% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Mercer Island compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Mercer Island with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Mercer Island's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island.

For Mercer Island, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Mercer Island than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 5008, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mercer Island's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island is one in 46.

Mercer Island Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Mercer Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Mercer Island 0.20
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,008

in Mercer Island

1 in 352

in Washington


Population: 25,042
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.04 0.08


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)

Mercer Island 21.76
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Mercer Island

1 in 29

in Washington

Mercer Island Property CRIMES

Population: 25,042
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 83 444 18
Rate per 1,000 3.31 17.73 0.72

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

Mercer Island Crimes Per Square Mile

Mercer Island 42
Washington 56