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15 Most Dangerous Cities in Washington

What are the most dangerous cities in Washington? To find out what cities in Washington that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. Both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Washington’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. Tukwila, WA: Washington’s Most Dangerous City

Population: 19,677
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.16 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 160.64 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 170.81 per 1,000 residents

Tukwila has a crime rate of about 171 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Tukwila? One in 6

Tukwila’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

These statistics make Tukwila the most dangerous city in Washington.

2. Tacoma, WA

Population: 202,646
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.97 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 63.49 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 71.46 per 1,000 residents

Tacoma has a crime rate of about 63 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Tacoma? One in 14.

Tacoma’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #7

3. Lakewood, WA

Population: 59,416
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.93 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.69 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 56.52 per 1,000 residents

Lakewood has a crime rate of about 57 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lakewood? One in 18.

Lakewood’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #24

4. Burien, WA

Population: 34,310
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.78 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 74.61 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.40 per 1,000 residents

Burien has a crime rate of about 82 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Burien? One in 12.

Burien’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

5. Spokane, WA

Population: 212,163
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.45 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 87.30 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 93.75 per 1,000 residents

Spokane has a crime rate of about 94 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Spokane? One in 11.

Spokane’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

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