Yakima, WA
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Yakima, WA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 60 per one thousand residents, Yakima 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 17. Within Washington, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Yakima.

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 93,701, Yakima has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Yakima 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 Yakima.

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

For Yakima, 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 Yakima is one in 182.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Yakima is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Yakima, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Yakima 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 Yakima is one in 139.

Yakima Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Yakima Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

514

5,091

5,605

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.49

54.33

59.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Yakima 5.49
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 182

in Yakima

1 in 352

in Washington

Yakima VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,701
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 51 126 330
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.54 1.34 3.52

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
Yakima 54.33
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Yakima

1 in 29

in Washington

Yakima Property CRIMES

Population: 93,701
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,307 3,110 674
Rate per 1,000 13.95 33.19 7.19

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

Yakima Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Yakima 202
Washington 56