Union Gap, WA
Crime Rates


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Union Gap, WA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 108 per one thousand residents, Union Gap 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 9. Within Washington, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Union Gap.

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 6,037, Union Gap has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Union Gap 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 Union Gap.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Union Gap 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 Union Gap.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Union Gap 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 Union Gap; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 464. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Union Gap experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Union Gap is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Union Gap, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 9, which is a rate of 106 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Union Gap 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 Union Gap is one in 147.

Union Gap Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Union Gap Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Union Gap 2.15
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 464

in Union Gap

1 in 352

in Washington


Population: 6,037
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 3 6
Rate per 1,000 0.17 0.50 0.50 0.99


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)

Union Gap 106.18
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 9

in Union Gap

1 in 29

in Washington

Union Gap Property CRIMES

Population: 6,037
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 59 541 41
Rate per 1,000 9.77 89.61 6.79

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

Union Gap Crimes Per Square Mile

Union Gap 129
Washington 56

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