50 Safest Cities
Washington sits at the upper left-hand corner of the country in the Pacific Northwest. Known as the Evergreen state for its plethora of year-round evergreen trees, the state has a population just shy of 6.9 million people spread out over 66,544 square miles. From the Pacific Ocean to Mount Rainier at 14,411 feet, the state has a lot to offer, whether it’s nature-related or one of its cities like Seattle, Spokane, Kent, Tacoma Bellevue, or Vancouver. And don’t forget about its capital Olympia! Washington is named after our first president, George Washington, and believe it or not, it’s the first and only state to be named after a president. It’s the home of Microsoft, one of the largest tech companies in the world, along with Amazon, run by the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos. From tech to trees, Washington has a wide variety of experiences for you to have, whether it’s hiking up a mountain or eating at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
If you’re in Washington, what are some things that you just can’t miss? Well, to name a few:
- Olympic National Park: This park has it all, from mountains to rain forests to shores, all right next to the Pacific Ocean coastline.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass: This indoor/ outdoor art museum features huge and colorful works of art made entirely out of glass.
- Museum of Pop Culture: This museum has everything from alternative rock music to exhibits about the genre of fantasy and horror.
No matter where you go in Washington, staying safe is key. The safest city in Washington is Duvall, located at the midpoint between Monroe and Carnation in King County. This beautiful little city has a population just shy of 8,000 and a high median income of over $150,000. That’s why it’s no surprise that there’s only .51 violent crimes and 3.94 property crimes for every 1,000 residents! Other top picks include Buckley, Connell, and Sammamish.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Oak Harbor, WA
Bainbridge Island, WA
Maple Valley, WA
West Richland, WA
Lake Stevens, WA
Battle Ground, WA
Liberty Lake, WA
Mercer Island, WA
Lake Forest Park, WA
Port Townsend, WA
Mill Creek, WA
Normandy Park, WA
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!
|Safety Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|51||Bonney Lake, WA||20,844||90,580||1.82||26.67||1.39||72.21|
|52||University Place, WA||33,662||64,883||2.2 -||25.73||0.45||72.16|
|53||East Wenatchee, WA||14,097||51,938||1.21||27.67||1.42||72.12|
|57||College Place, WA||9,198||40,236||1.3||27.51||1.2||71.87|
|63||Sedro Woolley, WA||11,545||n/a||1.3||30.92||1.3||69.71|
|64||Airway Heights, WA||8,460||49,844||1.3 -||31.68 -||2.13||69.63|
|74||Ocean Shores, WA||5,872||40,451||2.04||33.38||1.53||66.63|
|77||Mount Vernon, WA||35,085||52,267||2.34||37.11||1.2||64.36|
|80||Walla Walla, WA||32,189||46,650||4.35||35.14||1.46||63.89|
|81||Des Moines, WA||31,415||60,814||3.98||36.64||1.08||63.47|
|85||Port Angeles, WA||19,964||41,297||5.71||39.42||1.55||59.92|
|88||Spokane Valley, WA||97,430||48,015||2.05||45.34||1||58.94|
|97||Port Orchard, WA||14,253||67,750||3.65||49.67||1.54||54.78|
|100||Moses Lake, WA||22,985||49,851||5.7||47.29||1.39||54.36|
|102||Gig Harbor, WA||9,494||74,159||2||53.4||2||53.49|
|106||Federal Way, WA||98,014||62,086||4.49||54.47||1.3||50.82|
|116||Union Gap, WA||6,104||38,667||3.6||109.76||3.6||13.55|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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