It was compiled from data submitted to the Washington State Uniform Crime Reporting Program of the WASPC by Washington State law enforcement agencies.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
- In 2017, Crimes Against Persons showed an increase of 0.4% with 84,145 offenses reported; compared to 2016 offenses reported of 83,771.
- In 2017, Crimes Against Property showed an decrease of 6.7% with 295,274 offenses reported; compared to 316,361 offenses reported in 2016.
- In 2017, Crimes Against Society showed an increase of 5.9% with 32,011 offenses reported; compared to 30,230 offenses reported in 2016.
- Group A offenses were cleared by arrest or exceptional means 25.6% of the time.
- The crime rate (per 1,000 in population) for Group A offenses was 69.1.
- The total arrest rate per 1,000 in population was 25.6.
- Juveniles comprised of 6.9% of the total arrests.
- Domestic Violence offenses made up 50.4% of all Crimes Against Persons.
- A total of 25,400 persons were arrested for DUI, including 163 juveniles.
- A total of 531 hate crime incidents were reported.
- There were a total of 1,643 assaults on law enforcement officers and no officers killed in the line of duty.
- Full-time law enforcement employees totaled 15,873; of these 11,078 were commissioned officers.
- There were 11,986 arrests for drug abuse violations; of that number, 10.2% were persons under 18 years of age.
- Possessing/concealing of marijuana constituted 16.7% of the total drug abuse incidents; the distributing/selling of marijuana accounted for 1.1% of incidents(type of criminal activity can be entered three times in each incident).
- Possessing/concealing of heroin constituted 32.2% of the total drug abuse incidents; the distributing/selling of heroin accounted for 4.6% of incidents (type of criminal activity can be entered three times in each incident).
- The weapon type of “Personal Weapons” (hands, fists or feet) was reported in 51,817 incidents; firearms were reported in 8,465 incidents (up to three weapons can be reported in each incident).
- There were 6,212 sexual assault (forcible and non-forcible) incidents reported in 2017. There were a total of 6,212 victims in these incidents; with a total of 6,300 offenders.
- There were a total of 54,294 domestic violence incidents reported; 12,023 of these incidents were Violations of Protection or No Contact Orders.
Overall, the data is very interesting.
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