Renton, WA
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With a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, Renton 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 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Renton.

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 100,242, Renton has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Renton 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 Renton.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Renton 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 Renton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Renton 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 Renton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 334. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Renton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Renton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 58 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Renton 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 Renton is one in 111.

Renton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Renton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

300

5,795

6,095

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.99

57.81

60.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Renton 2.99
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 334

in Renton

1 in 352

in Washington
Renton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 100,242
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 41 100 155
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.41 1.00 1.55
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
Renton 57.81
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Renton

1 in 29

in Washington
Renton Property CRIMES
Population: 100,242
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,175 3,715 905
Rate per 1,000 11.72 37.06 9.03
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

Renton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Renton 259
Washington 56