This week, the Washington Association of Sheriff’s and Police Chiefs (WASPC) released their annual report on crime in this state. I’m working today to analyze the numbers and get the thoughts about them from our local law enforcement leaders.
For the county, here’s the overall trends:
- Violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) in the county fell about four percent, from 1,103 reported incidents to 1,060.
- Property crime (theft, burglary, ect.) in the county, too, fell almost five percent, from 6,465 incidents to 6,170.
I’ve posted the report below, so you can see for yourself. I’ll be updating this entry throughout the rest of the day with tidbits and stats on each of our communities.
Crime stats overall
Violent crime (rape, robbery, murder, assault)
Property crime (theft, burglary, ect.)
Kitsap County Sheriff
Violent crime 674 682 up, 1.2 percent
Property crime 3,789 3,267 down, 13.8 percent
Violent crime 29 31 up, 6.9 percent
Property crime 324 304 down, 6.2 percent
Violent crime 308 250 down, 18.8 percent
Property crime 1,584 1,718 up, 8.5 percent
Violent crime 50 52 up, 4 percent
Property crime 465 564 up, 21.3 percent
Violent crime 42 45 up, 7.1 percent
Property crime 303 317 up, 4.6 percent
Mason County Sheriff
Violent crime 140 133 down, 5 percent
Property crime 1,648 1,578 down, 4.2 percent