Mount Vernon, WA
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Mount Vernon, WA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 40 per one thousand residents, Mount Vernon 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 25. Within Washington, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Mount Vernon.

Importantly, when you compare Mount Vernon to other communities of similar population, then Mount Vernon crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 422. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Mount Vernon is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Mount Vernon, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon is one in 290.

Mount Vernon Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Mount Vernon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

83

1,306

1,389

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.37

37.26

39.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Vernon 2.37
Washington 3.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 422

in Mount Vernon

1 in 328

in Washington

Mount Vernon VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 35,051
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 15 23 42
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.43 0.66 1.20

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Vernon 37.26
Washington 31.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Mount Vernon

1 in 32

in Washington

Mount Vernon Property CRIMES

Population: 35,051
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 235 950 121
Rate per 1,000 6.70 27.10 3.45

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Mount Vernon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mount Vernon 110
Washington 54