Shoreline, WA
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Shoreline, 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 Shoreline is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Shoreline is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Shoreline is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Shoreline has a crime rate that is higher than 60% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Shoreline has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Shoreline is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Shoreline's violent crime rate is 1 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 Shoreline is one in 676.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Shoreline's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Shoreline 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 Shoreline is one in 41.

Importantly, we found that Shoreline 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 Shoreline is one in 332.

Shoreline Crime Data

 

Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Shoreline Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

82

1,347

1,429

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.48

24.30

25.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shoreline 1.48
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 676

in Shoreline

1 in 352

in Washington

Shoreline VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,439
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 28 * 24 30
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.51 0.43 0.54
* 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
Shoreline 24.30
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Shoreline

1 in 29

in Washington

Shoreline Property CRIMES

Population: 55,439
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 370 810 167
Rate per 1,000 6.67 14.61 3.01

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

Shoreline Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shoreline 123
Washington 56