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

City Population Violent crimes Violent crimes per 1,000 people Murders and non-negligent manslaughter Forcible rapes Robberies Aggravated assaults
Arlington 18,207 31 2 0 5 10 16
Bothell 34,031 27 1 0 7 10 10
Brier 6,182 2 0 0 0 0 2
Edmonds 40,332 71 2 0 8 22 41
Everett 104,635 450 4 5 49 143 253
Granite Falls 3,417 19 6 0 3 1 15
Lake Stevens 28,509 35 1 0 9 10 16
Lynnwood 36,398 101 3 1 10 41 49
Marysville 60,962 94 2 0 17 20 57
Mill Creek 18,530 16 1 0 1 3 12
Monroe 17,575 33 2 1 6 5 21
Mountlake Terrace 20,221 33 2 1 7 11 14
Mukilteo 20,572 17 1 0 2 5 10
Snohomish 9,241 23 2 0 5 2 16
Stanwood 6,329 12 2 0 2 4 6
Woodway 1,328 1 1 0 0 1 0

Property crimes

City Property crimes Property crimes per 1,000 people Burglaries Burglaries per 1,000 people Larceny, thefts Larceny, thefts per 1,000 people Motor vehicle thefts Motor vehicle thefts per 1,000 people
Arlington 782 43 161 9 554 30 67 4
Bothell 899 26 149 4 687 20 63 2
Brier 78 13 14 2 64 10 0 0
Edmonds 942 23 255 6 630 16 57 1
Everett 7,503 72 1,163 11 5,415 52 925 9
Granite Falls 130 38 30 9 89 26 11 3
Lake Stevens 523 18 108 4 345 12 70 2
Lynnwood 2,124 58 247 7 1,751 48 126 3
Marysville 1,844 30 376 6 1,227 20 241 4
Mill Creek 399 22 89 5 281 15 29 2
Monroe 514 29 79 4 379 22 56 3
Mountlake Terrace 602 30 137 7 410 20 55 3
Mukilteo 504 24 123 6 350 17 31 2
Snohomish 431 47 85 9 321 35 25 3
Stanwood 188 30 46 7 140 22 2 0
Woodway 18 14 7 5 11 8 0 0

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