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 April 2014 has now been posted.
|Major Crimes in Seattle By Month|
CITYWIDE & PRECINCT YEAR TO DATE:
PART I OFFENSES
Reported Major Crimes for each month in 2014 for each Precinct and Citywide Totals
PRECINCT DATA BY BEAT:
Precinct-level Major Crime statistics at the precinct, sector and beat levels for 2014:( PDF )
( XLS )