Olympia, WA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
2,266
Total Crimes
4,331.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
68.66%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Olympia, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Olympia is 4,331.7 per 100,000 people. That's 68.66% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 32.97% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 3,257.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Olympia SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

How Does Olympia Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Olympia
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,266 4,331.7 3,257.6 2,568.4
Murder 1 1.9 3.1 5.0
Robbery 50 95.6 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 157 300.1 189.1 246.8
Violent Crime 246 470.3 311.5 368.9
Burglary 320 611.7 533.5 376.0
Larceny 1,473 2,815.8 2,045.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 227 433.9 367.3 228.9
Property Crime 2,020 3,861.4 2,946.2 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Olympia

246
Violent Crimes
470.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
27.48%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 212.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Olympia each year. That compares to a 1 in 321.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Olympia is 470.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 27.48% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 50.97% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 311.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Olympia

2,020
Property Crimes
3,861.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
75.56%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 25.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Olympia each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Olympia is 3,861.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 75.56% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 31.07% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,946.2 per 100,000 people.

Olympia Crime Compared To Washington Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Washington.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Olympia

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lakewood, WA 60,694 3,211 5,290.5 4,643.0 647.5
Lacey, WA 50,844 1,470 2,891.2 2,702.4 188.8
Tumwater, WA 23,405 787 3,362.5 3,003.6 358.9
Shelton, WA 10,188 709 6,959.2 6,448.8 510.4
Dupont, WA 9,678 144 1,487.9 1,167.6 320.3
Steilacoom, WA 6,389 101 1,580.8 1,486.9 93.9
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