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Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

FBI shares data for 2011 crimes by community

Late last month, the FBI released its annual “Crime in the United States” report for 2011.

I've broken out the Snohomish County cities here. The information is self-reported by individual police departments, and the FBI strongly cautions against any ranking based on the data.

Sultan was not included in the listings. Not sure why.

In general, the FBI says violent crimes and property crimes in the U.S. are down but burglaries are up.

Cities with more than 100,000 people get a special blurb. Here's the one for Everett:

In Everett, there were decreases in the number of rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, larceny-thefts, and motor-vehicle thefts. The number of murders/non-negligent manslaughters remained the same (5) and there was an increase in the number of burglaries.

We've broken the data down to compare incidents per thousand people, which adds some context. Otherwise, bigger places with higher numbers of people tend to appear more dangerous than they may actually be.

Clicking around in the data, Everett's pretty far down the list statewide in terms of violent crimes per capita. Granite Falls was higher, as were most Washington cities larger than Everett.

In terms of property crimes, we were pretty much in line with our population size.

For larceny/theft by sheer numbers, Everett was behind only Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. Same deal with motor vehicle thefts, though we get pushed down a little in most categories when broken down per capita.

For more information, breakdowns and other fun stuff, check out the website.

{FBI: Crime in the U.S. 2011}

Violent crimes

CityPopulationViolent crimesViolent crimes per 1,000 peopleMurders and non-negligent manslaughterForcible rapesRobberiesAggravated assaults
Granite Falls3,41719603115
Lake Stevens28,509351091016
Mill Creek18,53016101312
Mountlake Terrace20,221332171114

Property crimes

CityProperty crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 peopleBurglariesBurglaries per 1,000 peopleLarceny, theftsLarceny, thefts per 1,000 peopleMotor vehicle theftsMotor vehicle thefts per 1,000 people
Granite Falls130383098926113
Lake Stevens52318108434512702
Mill Creek3992289528115292
Mountlake Terrace60230137741020553
Story tags » EverettCrimePolice

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