Tacoma, WA
Crime Rates



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Tacoma, 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 65 per one thousand residents, Tacoma 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 15. Within Washington, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Tacoma.

Importantly, when you compare Tacoma to other communities of similar population, then Tacoma crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Tacoma does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Tacoma, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Tacoma is one in 121.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Tacoma is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Tacoma, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 57 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Tacoma 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 Tacoma is one in 100.

Tacoma Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Tacoma Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,758

12,107

13,865

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.24

56.73

64.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tacoma 8.24
Washington 3.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 121

in Tacoma

1 in 328

in Washington

Tacoma VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 213,418
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 173 408 1,167
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.81 1.91 5.47

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
Tacoma 56.73
Washington 31.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Tacoma

1 in 32

in Washington

Tacoma Property CRIMES

Population: 213,418
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,123 7,850 2,134
Rate per 1,000 9.95 36.78 10.00

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

Tacoma Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tacoma 278
Washington 54