Moses Lake, WA
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With a crime rate of 75 per one thousand residents, Moses Lake 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 13. Within Washington, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Moses Lake.

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 22,082, Moses Lake has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 201. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Moses Lake is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Moses Lake, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 14, which is a rate of 71 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake is one in 137.

Moses Lake Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Moses Lake Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

110

1,557

1,667

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.98

70.51

75.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Moses Lake 4.98
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 201

in Moses Lake

1 in 352

in Washington
Moses Lake VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 22,082
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 20 29 60
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.91 1.31 2.72
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
Moses Lake 70.51
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 14

in Moses Lake

1 in 29

in Washington
Moses Lake Property CRIMES
Population: 22,082
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 269 1,127 161
Rate per 1,000 12.18 51.04 7.29
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

Moses Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Moses Lake 89
Washington 56

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