Yakima, WA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
3,764
Total Crimes
4,006.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
55.97%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Yakima, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Yakima is 4,006.0 per 100,000 people. That's 55.97% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 22.97% 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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Yakima SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Yakima
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,764 4,006.0 3,257.6 2,568.4
Murder 16 17.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 121 128.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 235 250.1 189.1 246.8
Violent Crime 421 448.1 311.5 368.9
Burglary 625 665.2 533.5 376.0
Larceny 2,212 2,354.2 2,045.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 506 538.5 367.3 228.9
Property Crime 3,343 3,557.9 2,946.2 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Yakima

421
Violent Crimes
448.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
21.46%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 223.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Yakima each year. That compares to a 1 in 321.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Yakima is 448.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 21.46% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 43.85% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 311.5 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Yakima

3,343
Property Crimes
3,557.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
61.76%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Yakima each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Yakima is 3,557.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 61.76% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 20.76% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,946.2 per 100,000 people.

Yakima 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 Yakima

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ellensburg, WA 20,616 643 3,118.9 2,915.2 203.7
Sunnyside, WA 16,468 459 2,787.2 2,562.5 224.7
Grandview, WA 11,163 212 1,899.1 1,836.4 62.7
Toppenish, WA 8,898 524 5,889.0 5,518.1 370.9
Selah, WA 7,932 204 2,571.9 2,471.0 100.9
Union Gap, WA 6,163 680 11,033.6 10,725.3 308.3
Moxee, WA 4,114 28 680.6 486.1 194.5
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