Port Orchard, WA
Crime Rates


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Port Orchard, WA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 62 per one thousand residents, Port Orchard 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 16. Within Washington, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Port Orchard.

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 13,607, Port Orchard has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 200. 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 Port Orchard is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Port Orchard, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 57 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Port Orchard 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 Port Orchard is one in 358.

Port Orchard Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Port Orchard Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Port Orchard 5.00
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 200

in Port Orchard

1 in 352

in Washington
Population: 13,607
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 15 10 43
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.10 0.73 3.16
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)

Port Orchard 57.40
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Port Orchard

1 in 29

in Washington
Port Orchard Property CRIMES
Population: 13,607
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 125 618 38
Rate per 1,000 9.19 45.42 2.79
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

Port Orchard Crimes Per Square Mile

Port Orchard 116
Washington 56