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.
Domestic Violence Statistics
HOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS ARE CLASSIFIED:
The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines aggravated assault as an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually involves a weapon or other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
A Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault occurs when it happens between persons who are/were married, are/were domestic partners, live/lived together, are related to each other biologically or legally, or have/had a social relationship of a romantic nature.
Total Domestic Violence Offenses reflect ALL major crimes that have a domestic violence element to them, because of the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. These crimes include murder, rape, robbery, simple and aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. Violations of protection or no contact orders are also included in this total.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
HISTORICAL and YEAR TO DATE DATA
In the first eight months of 2013, there were 1,310 total aggravated assaults in Seattle.
30% of these aggravated assaults (390 total) were classified as Domestic Violence Aggravated Assaults.
|Domestic Violence Related and Total Aggravated Assualts in Seattle
2009-2012 and YTD 2013
|Type of Assualt||2009||2010||2011||2012||% change
|DV Agg Assaults||460||502||649||734||60%||390|
|Other Agg Assaults||1485||1471||1478||1449||-2%||929|
|Total Agg Assaults||1945||1973||2127||2183||12%||1319|
|% of DV in total||24%||25%||31%||34%||n/a||30%|
|Total Domestic Violence Offenses, by Month, 2009 - 2013 YTD|