The Safest and Most Dangerous Cities In Washington - 2018 Ranking!

Washington became the 42nd state to join the union on November 11, 1889. It was named in honor of President George Washington and is the only state to be named after a US president.

It is popularly known as the “Evergreen State”, because of its many forests which cover half of its lands. Washington is also known for producing more apples, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries than any other state in the union.

Washington is also home to Boeing, the world's largest aircraft maker, as well as Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world. It is also known for being the home to many internet and technology companies, such as Amazon.com, Classmates.com, Whitepages.com, Marchex, and Microsoft Corporation.

If you are considering moving to Washington or you already live there, make sure to continue reading to find out how safe Washington is compared to other states, and learn about its safest cities based on the most recent FBI crime report.

Ranking at #46 in terms of safety, Washington is the nation’s 13th most populated state with 7.288 million residents. When it comes to safe and dangerous cities, Connell, once an open range used by ranchers, is now the safest place in the state with a 574 crime rate per 100,000 people according to the recent FBI reports. The town of Duvall, a quiet place and home to 7,876 residents, is the 2nd safest place to live in Washington.

As for the biggest city in Washington, Seattle, it is neither ranked among the safest nor most dangerous cities but is at #98 in terms of safety, which is impressive for a large city as they tend to have the higher crime levels. Vancouver also didn’t make any lists, as it ranked #65 safe-wise. Bellevue, Seattle's biggest suburb, is ranked #60 in terms of safety.

Olympia, on the other hand, being the state’s capital, ranked #32 among the most dangerous cities with a 5279 crime rate per 100,000 people. The state’s 2nd biggest city, Spokane is the 5th most dangerous city with an 8286 crime rate per 100,000 people.

Find out if your city is one of the safest in the state, then review our resources for crime prevention tips and home security information.


More Information About Washington

Capital: Olympia

Number of Counties: 39

Overall Population: 7.288 million inhabitants

Land Area: 71,362.1 square miles

Education Statistics: 33.6% of the population holds a bachelor's degree or higher, (percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015)

Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

Crime Stats In Washington

Violent Crime Rate Per 100,000 Inhabitants: 302.2    

Property Crime Rate Per 100,000 Inhabitants: 3,494.1

Washington's Safety Rank: #46


Disclaimer:

In creating this ranking, we excluded all cities with population less than 5,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

Table 1: Top 50 Safest Cities In Washington

Rank City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1 Connell
Previous rank: 2
5747 574.0
2 Duvall
Previous rank: 1
7876 635.0
3 Dupont
Previous rank: 4
9593 719.0
4 Sammamish
Previous rank: 3
53387 866.0
5 Selah
Previous rank: 10
7753 916.0
6 Brier
Previous rank: 12
6753 1022.0
7 West Richland
Previous rank: 8
14127 1026.0
8 Lynden
Previous rank: 6
13834 1034.0
9 Steilacoom
Previous rank: 7
6257 1295.0
10 Ridgefield
Previous rank: 18
6852 1314.0
11 Bainbridge Island
Previous rank: 13
23998 1441.0
12 Camas
Previous rank: 16
22350 1450.0
13 Maple Valley
Previous rank: 19
26304 1452.0
14 Buckley
Previous rank: 23
5077 1457.0
15 Kenmore
Previous rank: 15
22340 1463.0
16 Washougal
Previous rank: 29
15527 1469.0
17 Oak Harbor
Previous rank: 9
22795 1628.0
18 Snoqualmie
Previous rank: 11
13713 1728.0
19 Lake Stevens
Previous rank: 32
31440 1797.0
20 Lake Forest Park
Previous rank: 28
13369 1967.0
21 Battle Ground
Previous rank: 34
19734 2017.0
22 Liberty Lake
Previous rank: 17
9187 2068.0
23 Prosser
Previous rank: 21
5895 2086.0
24 Mercer Island
Previous rank: 26
25527 2104.0
25 Pacific
Previous rank: 20
7228 2117.0
26 Pullman
Previous rank: 5
33456 2158.0
27 Orting
Previous rank: 14
7594 2160.0
28 Mill Creek
Previous rank: 25
20419 2159.0
29 Mukilteo
Previous rank: 46
21416 2171.0
30 Grandview
Previous rank: 22
11230 2244.0
31 Ocean Shores
Previous rank: 40
5721 2255.0
32 North Bend
Previous rank: 66
6863 2258.0
33 Newcastle
Previous rank: 30
11576 2324.0
34 Kirkland
Previous rank: 24
88627 2352.0
35 Ferndale
Previous rank: 35
13338 2474.0
36 Pasco
Previous rank: 31
71077 2531.0
37 Mountlake Terrace
Previous rank: 48
21212 2550.0
38 Normandy Park
Previous rank: 27
6733 2600.0
39 Richland
Previous rank: 43
55475 2605.0
40 Shoreline
Previous rank: 39
55905 2623.0
41 Enumclaw
Previous rank: 47
11709 2631.0
42 Fircrest
Previous rank: 44
6728 2720.0
43 Edgewood
Previous rank: 33
9918 2743.0
44 University Place
Previous rank: 37
33196 2772.0
45 Sunnyside
Previous rank: 42
16387 2831.0
46 Bothell
Previous rank: 49
43828 2884.0
47 Anacortes
Previous rank: 55
16532 2892.0
48 Bonney Lake
Previous rank: 36
20449 2900.0
49 Blaine
Previous rank: 63
5130 2924.0
50 Edmonds
Previous rank: 45
41705 2937.0

Table 2: Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities In Washington

Rank City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1 Tukwila
Previous rank: 1
20195 16321.0
2 Burlington
Previous rank: 2
8680 12304.0
3 Union Gap
Previous rank: 3
6031 12254.0
4 Chehalis
Previous rank: 9
7417 634.0
5 Clarkston
Previous rank: 5
7330 583.0
6 Fife
Previous rank: 4
10134 787.0
7 Tacoma
Previous rank: 11
209914 15749.0
8 Lynnwood
Previous rank: 18
37217 2767.0
10 Puyallup
Previous rank: 10
40167 6715.0
10 Kelso
Previous rank: 24
11897 6800.0
11 Federal Way
Previous rank: 22
96338 6469.0
12 Moses Lake
Previous rank: 7
22372 1476.0
13 Centralia
Previous rank: 32
16785 1090.0
14 Yelm
Previous rank: 27
8780 1108.0
15 Shelton
Previous rank: 8
9830 625.0
16 Sumner
Previous rank: 12
9753 600.0
17 Seatac
Previous rank: 26
28466 6144.0
18 Kent
Previous rank: 37
128604 6142.0
19 Port Orchard
Previous rank: 13
13897 6110.0
20 Seattle
Previous rank: 16
700313 6101.0
21 Gig Harbor
Previous rank: 23
9124 6006.0
22 Renton
Previous rank: 17
101908 6108.0
23 Toppenish
Previous rank: 34
8997 520.0
24 Yakima
Previous rank: 20
94111 5779.0
25 Bellingham
Previous rank: 38
86005 5775.0
26 Lakewood
Previous rank: 35
60153 5632.0
27 Longview
Previous rank: 25
36854 5614.0
28 Port Angeles
Previous rank: 15
19525 5598.0
29 Everett
Previous rank: 14
108988 5596.0
30 Burien
Previous rank: 36
50934 5556.0
31 Ephrata
Previous rank: 41
8116 5298.0
32 Olympia
Previous rank: 40
50972 5279.0
33 Auburn
Previous rank: 21
78400 5035.0
34 Aberdeen
Previous rank: 19
16155 4859.0
35 Arlington
Previous rank: 42
19142 4816.0
36 Tumwater
Previous rank: 46
19569 4707.0
37 Walla Walla
Previous rank: 33
32326 4621.0
38 Des Moines
Previous rank: 62
31523 4479.0
39 Woodland
Previous rank: 48
5902 4473.0
40 Bremerton
Previous rank: 43
39862 4451.0
41 Quincy
Previous rank: 31
7482 4197.0
42 Mount Vernon
Previous rank: 47
34521 4090.0
43 Sequim
Previous rank: 28
6868 4048.0
44 Milton
Previous rank: 61
7785 4046.0
45 Lacey
Previous rank: 52
47215 3876.0
46 East Wenatchee
Previous rank: 67
13746 3833.0
47 Wapato
Previous rank: 39
5067 3829.0
48 Monroe
Previous rank: 45
18247 3815.0
49 Sedro Woolley
Previous rank: 55
10860 3776.0
50 Hoquiam
Previous rank: 60
8342 3764.0

Table 3: All Cities, Ranked By Population

City Population Total Crime Rate
Per 100,000 Inhabitants
Safety Rank
Seattle 700313 6101.0 98
Tacoma 209914 15749.0 111
Vancouver 174912 3549.0 65
Bellevue 142238 3357.0 60
Kent 128604 6142.0 100
Everett 108988 5596.0 89
Renton 101908 6108.0 96
Federal Way 96338 6469.0 107
Yakima 94111 5779.0 94
Kirkland 88627 2352.0 34
Bellingham 86005 5775.0 93
Kennewick 79837 3052.0 52
Auburn 78400 5035.0 85
Pasco 71077 2531.0 36
Marysville 68172 3041.0 51
Redmond 61893 3262.0 58
Lakewood 60153 5632.0 92
Shoreline 55905 2623.0 40
Richland 55475 2605.0 39
Sammamish 53387 866.0 4
Olympia 50972 5279.0 86
Burien 50934 5556.0 88
Lacey 47215 3876.0 73
Bothell 43828 2884.0 46
Edmonds 41705 2937.0 50
Puyallup 40167 6715.0 109
Bremerton 39862 4451.0 78
Issaquah 37308 3179.0 54
Lynnwood 37217 2767.0 110
Longview 36854 5614.0 91
Mount Vernon 34521 4090.0 76
Wenatchee 33920 3584.0 66
Pullman 33456 2158.0 26
University Place 33196 2772.0 44
Walla Walla 32326 4621.0 81
Des Moines 31523 4479.0 80
Lake Stevens 31440 1797.0 19
Seatac 28466 6144.0 101
Maple Valley 26304 1452.0 13
Mercer Island 25527 2104.0 24
Bainbridge Island 23998 1441.0 11
Oak Harbor 22795 1628.0 17
Moses Lake 22372 1476.0 106
Camas 22350 1450.0 12
Kenmore 22340 1463.0 15
Mukilteo 21416 2171.0 29
Mountlake Terrace 21212 2550.0 37
Bonney Lake 20449 2900.0 48
Mill Creek 20419 2159.0 28
Tukwila 20195 16321.0 117
Battle Ground 19734 2017.0 21
Tumwater 19569 4707.0 82
Covington 19529 3528.0 63
Port Angeles 19525 5598.0 90
Ellensburg 19148 3619.0 67
Arlington 19142 4816.0 83
Monroe 18247 3815.0 70
Centralia 16785 1090.0 105
Anacortes 16532 2892.0 47
Sunnyside 16387 2831.0 45
Aberdeen 16155 4859.0 84
Washougal 15527 1469.0 16
West Richland 14127 1026.0 7
Port Orchard 13897 6110.0 99
Lynden 13834 1034.0 8
East Wenatchee 13746 3833.0 72
Snoqualmie 13713 1728.0 18
Lake Forest Park 13369 1967.0 20
Ferndale 13338 2474.0 35
Woodinville 11953 3246.0 57
Kelso 11897 6800.0 108
Enumclaw 11709 2631.0 41
Cheney 11703 3239.0 56
Newcastle 11576 2324.0 33
Grandview 11230 2244.0 30
Sedro Woolley 10860 3776.0 69
Poulsbo 10199 3069.0 53
Fife 10134 787.0 112
Edgewood 9918 2743.0 43
Shelton 9830 625.0 103
Snohomish 9773 3428.0 61
Sumner 9753 600.0 102
Dupont 9593 719.0 3
Port Townsend 9378 3519.0 62
Liberty Lake 9187 2068.0 22
Gig Harbor 9124 6006.0 97
College Place 9114 3226.0 55
Toppenish 8997 520.0 95
Yelm 8780 1108.0 104
Burlington 8680 12304.0 116
Hoquiam 8342 3764.0 68
Ephrata 8116 5298.0 87
Othello 7893 3306.0 59
Duvall 7876 635.0 2
Milton 7785 4046.0 74
Selah 7753 916.0 5
Orting 7594 2160.0 27
Quincy 7482 4197.0 77
Chehalis 7417 634.0 114
Clarkston 7330 583.0 113
Pacific 7228 2117.0 25
Stanwood 6888 3543.0 64
Sequim 6868 4048.0 75
North Bend 6863 2258.0 32
Ridgefield 6852 1314.0 10
Brier 6753 1022.0 6
Normandy Park 6733 2600.0 38
Fircrest 6728 2720.0 42
Steilacoom 6257 1295.0 9
Union Gap 6031 12254.0 115
Woodland 5902 4473.0 79
Prosser 5895 2086.0 23
Connell 5747 574.0 1
Ocean Shores 5721 2255.0 31
Blaine 5130 2924.0 49
Buckley 5077 1457.0 14
Wapato 5067 3829.0 71

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