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 2013
The citywide and precinct Major Crime statistics for the first eleven months of 2013 have now been posted.
Through November, Major Crimes are even citywide when compared with the same time period in 2012. Violent Crimes are down by 3% and Property Crimes have pulled even, when compared with the same time period last year.
NOTE: The large increase in Burglaries in 2013 has been inflated by a small number of incidents with multiple victims that occurred in the first half of the year. These incidents have involved break-ins to storage units in apartments or condos or break-ins at hotels and parking garages. Five of these incidents, for example, account for more than 100 of the reported burglaries.
CITYWIDE YEAR TO DATE:
PART I OFFENSES
Reported Major Crimes for each month in 2013 compared with the same time period in 2012:
Citywide Major Crimes Trends ( PDF )
Part II Offenses
Citywide crimes statistics for what are termed Part II offenses have been posted for all of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and the first three quarters of 2013. These are updated quarterly. Through September, Part II offenses are down 2% compared with the same time period in 2012.
Citywide Part 2 Offenses ( PDF )
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS
Through November 2013, there were 1,811 total aggravated assaults in Seattle.
30% of these aggravated assaults (535 total) were classified as Domestic Violence Aggravated Assaults.
Through November 2013, three precincts are showing decreases and two precincts are showing increases in Major Crimes, when compared with the same time period in 2012. Year-to-date, South and Southwest Precincts are recording -3% declines in Major Crimes, followed by West Precinct at -1%, compared with last year. East Precinct is recording a 3% increase and North Precinct a 2% increase in Major Crimes, compared with the same time period in 2012.
PRECINCT DATA BY BEAT:
Precinct-level Major Crime statistics at the precinct, sector and beat levels for 2013:( PDF )
( XLS )