Number of crimes committed per 1,000 residents based on data from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. Rates are given for total crime, violent crime, and property crime. Violent crime includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Data for this measure come from the Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) Uniform Crime Report Data maintained by the Office of Financial Management (OFM).
Data were retrieved on March 31, 2014 from http://wa-state-ofm.us/UniformCrimeReport/
S: Data are suppressed when based on 10 or fewer events.
Data last updated in March 2014 by Washington KIDS COUNT.
Starting in 2012, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) began reporting using National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), replacing the UCR system. The methodologies differ significantly and therefore comparison between the two is not recommended.
Data definitions may be found at http://www.ofm.wa.gov/sac/ucr/ucr_dictionary.pdf.
More detailed information on crime data may be found from FBI statistical report (Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States) available online at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#cius.