Yakima, WA Arrest Records

Yakima, WA is among the most violent cities in the USA with 5.27 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 134th safest city in Washington among the 161 cities.
Yakima, WA property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 52.52 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 3,163 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 1.70% compared to 2015.

Yakima Crime Rate

Total arrests in Yakima 2016 decreased by 2.96% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 514 to 496 while non-violent crime decreased by 2.91% from 5,091 to 4,943.

5 Crimes In Yakima, WA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 3,163
Burglary 1,143
Motor vehicle theft 637
Aggravated assault 310
Robbery 126

Other Cities in Washington with the Most Arrests

Among the 161 cities in state the most dangerous is Seattle with 4,294 violent crimes that’s 25.22% of total of 17,027. Tukwila has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 48 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Burlington 123.04
Chehalis 85.48
Spokane 82.86
Clarkston 79.54
Grand Coulee 76.07

Safest Cities in Washington

Are you planning a move to Washington? Here are the safest cities in Washington with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Yakima is 1 out of 269 up by 0.07% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Connell and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in South Bend.

City Arrests
Connell 5.74
South Bend 6.22
Dupont 7.19
Mattawa 8.32
Sammamish 8.65

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Yakima decreased by 3.5% from 2015 and increased by 3.12% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 481 to 496. In 2016 violent crime rate in Yakima was 12.31% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.527%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Yakima decreased by 2.91% from 2015 and decreased by 3.46% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 5,120 to 4,943. In 2016 property crime rate in Yakima was 84.78% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 5.252%.

How Yakima stands up against other cities

Yakima vs. Federal Way

You’ll be in more safety in Yakima compared to Federal Way that had 16.19% higher crime rate compared to Yakima according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 1.3388 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.9930 in Federal Way city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 6.7686 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 11.2936 in Federal Way.

Yakima vs. Kirkland

You’ll be in more risk in Yakima compared to Kirkland that had 59.29% lower crime rate compared to Yakima according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 3.2940 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.3723 in Kirkland city.
Arson rates of 0.3081 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0451 in Kirkland.

Names with the most arrests in Yakima

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 46.15% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Yakima is 0.75% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 15.83 daily crimes that occur in Yakima.
  • Yakima is safer than Federal Way.
  • In Yakima you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Yakima have decreased by 2.96%.