Renton, WA
Crime Rates



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Renton, 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 54 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 19. Within Washington, more than 92% 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 101,379, 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 309. 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 20, which is a rate of 51 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 115.

Renton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Renton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

328

5,128

5,456

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.24

50.58

53.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Renton 3.24
Washington 3.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 309

in Renton

1 in 328

in Washington

Renton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 101,379
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 45 113 167
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.44 1.11 1.65

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
Renton 50.58
Washington 31.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Renton

1 in 32

in Washington

Renton Property CRIMES

Population: 101,379
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 607 3,640 881
Rate per 1,000 5.99 35.90 8.69

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

Renton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Renton 232
Washington 54