The Seattle Police Department cautions against using crime and/or other police data to make decisions/comparisons regarding the safety of an area or the amount of crime.
Crime statistics represent only police services where a report was made and do not include other calls for police service.
The data do not reflect or certify "safe" or "unsafe" areas. When looking at crime statistics it is important to consider geography (business vs. residential), and major institutions that exist within the boundaries (i.e. hospitals, schools, parks, etc.) of the reporting areas.
Data will sometimes reflect where the crime was reported versus where the crime occurred.
Areas with a high volume of foot traffic or that are more densely populated may have more reported crime. This does not necessarily mean more crime occurs there, but that more crime is reported there.
Crime statistics 2014
The citywide and precinct Major Crime statistics through August 2014 has now been posted.
|Major Crimes in Seattle By Month|
* Offense categories are based on FBI UCR Summary Business Rules
** Larceny/Theft data was extracted from SPD's Record Management System (RMS) to account for a backlog in the online reporting system. This will differ from the standard UCR Reporting Summary Data.
COMPARATIVE DATA 2014 to 2013
First 8 months of reported Major Crimes in 2014, compared to 2013.
Citywide Summary Data Graphs ( PDF )
PRECINCT DATA BY BEAT:
Precinct-level Major Crime statistics at the precinct, sector and beat levels through April 2014:( PDF )
( XLS )