Mountlake Terrace, WA
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Mountlake Terrace, 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 Mountlake Terrace is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Mountlake Terrace is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Mountlake Terrace is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Mountlake Terrace has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Mountlake Terrace'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 Mountlake Terrace is one in 656.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mountlake Terrace's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Mountlake Terrace 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 Mountlake Terrace is one in 37.

Importantly, we found that Mountlake Terrace 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 Mountlake Terrace is one in 244.

Mountlake Terrace Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Mountlake Terrace Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

568

600

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.52

27.06

28.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mountlake Terrace 1.52
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 656

in Mountlake Terrace

1 in 352

in Washington

Mountlake Terrace VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,989
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 15 14
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.10 0.71 0.67

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
Mountlake Terrace 27.06
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Mountlake Terrace

1 in 29

in Washington

Mountlake Terrace Property CRIMES

Population: 20,989
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 108 374 86
Rate per 1,000 5.15 17.82 4.10

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

Mountlake Terrace Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mountlake Terrace 144
Washington 56