Newcastle, WA
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The crime rate in Newcastle is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Newcastle is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Newcastle is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Newcastle has a crime rate that is higher than 54% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Newcastle compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Newcastle with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Newcastle'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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle.

For Newcastle, 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 Newcastle than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 5685, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Newcastle's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Newcastle 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 Newcastle is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Newcastle 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 Newcastle is one in 325.

Newcastle Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Newcastle Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

265

267

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.18

23.31

23.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newcastle 0.18
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,685

in Newcastle

1 in 352

in Washington

Newcastle VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,370
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.09
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
Newcastle 23.31
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Newcastle

1 in 29

in Washington

Newcastle Property CRIMES

Population: 11,370
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 84 146 35
Rate per 1,000 7.39 12.84 3.08

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

Newcastle Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newcastle 60
Washington 56

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