FBI releases 2012 Washington crime statistics

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime-statistics report for American cities on Monday. 

According to the FBI, the national violent crime rate increased slightly in 2012 compared to 2011 by 0.7 percent and property crime fell, dropping by 0.9 percent.

The FBI collects data from specific violent crimes (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and specific property crimes (burglary, larceny-theftand motor vehicle theft).

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The FBI highlighted Washington cities with populations of more than 100,000 people, comparing 2012 to 2011:

  • The rate of violent crime for Washington’s cities increased by 0.1 percent (per 100,000 people), and its property crime rate increased by 2.2 percent (per 100,000 people) from 2011 to 2012.
  • In Seattle, there was a decrease in the number of burglaries. There were slight increases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters and robberies and increases in the numbers of rapes, aggravated assaults, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Bellevue, there was a decrease in the number of larceny-thefts. There were slight increases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (from 1 to 2) and rapes and increases in the numbers of robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Everett, there was a significant decrease in the number of larceny-thefts, and decreases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters, rapes and aggravated assaults. There was a slight increase in the number of burglaries and increases in the numbers of robberies and motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Kent, there were decreases in the numbers of robberies and aggravated assaults. There was a slight increase in the number of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (from 1 to 2) and increases in the numbers of rapes, burglaries, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Spokane, there was a decrease in the number of rapes. There were increases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larceny-thefts and motor vehicle thefts.
  • In Tacoma, there were decreases in the numbers of rapes and motor vehicle thefts. There was a slight increase in the number of murders/non-negligent manslaughters (from 11 to 12) and increases in the numbers of robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and larceny-thefts.
  • In Vancouver, there were decreases in the numbers of murders/non-negligent manslaughters, rapes, robberies and larceny-thefts. There were increases in the numbers of aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts.