Crime rates by type of offense (NIBRS)

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Definitions: Number of crimes committed per 1,000 residents based on data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Rates are given for total crime, crimes against person, crimes against property, and crimes against society.

Crimes against person include murder, rape, kidnapping, and assault. Crimes against property include burglary, robbery, theft, arson, and bribery. Crimes against society include prostitution, drug violations, gambling violations, and pornography. Read the full data dictionary here.

Data Source: Data for this measure come from the Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data maintained by the Office of Financial Management (OFM). 

Data were retrieved on July 28, 2015 from http://wa-state-ofm.us/NationalIncidentBasedReportingSystem/

S: Data are suppressed when based on 10 or fewer events.

Footnotes: Data last updated in July 2015 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 for NIBRS may be found at http://www.ofm.wa.gov/sac/nibrs/nibrs_dictionary.pdf