Snoqualmie Crime Rate Down Seven Percent

In the newest Crime in Washington 2013 Annual Report, Snoqualmie’s total crime rate dropped 7% [per 1,000 population] to 25.4% compared to 2012.

The statistics were determined by offenses compiled by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Using the National

Snoqualmie Police Chief, Steve McCulley

Snoqualmie Police Chief, Steve McCulley

Incident-Based Reporting System, the offenses were put into the categories of robbery, aggravated assault, forcible rape, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, arson and murder.

In 2013, there were 297 reported offenses compared to 319 reported in 2012. There were sizable drops in the number of burglaries and larceny thefts in Snoqualmie, but also a noticeable increase in the number of car thefts and drug equipment violations, which is the unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession or transportation of equipment or devices utilized in preparing and/or using drugs or narcotics.

You can see a breakdown of Snoqualmie’s 2013 crime statistics HERE.

Snoqualmie Police Chief, Steve McCulley says the Snoqualmie Police Department is “committed to the safety of our residents and continue to work very hard every day to keep our Snoqualmie Valley residents as safe as possible.”

State and County Crime Statistics

In 2012, Washington was ranked as the 7th safest state in the country. Since 1980, offenses are down 43% and violent crimes are down 27% statewide.

Nationally, King County is the 14th most populated county and according to a city press release, the Snoqualmie Valley is one of the safest parts of King County.

Chief McCulley added, “All of this great success comes at a time when the number of commissioned law enforcement officers in our state has fallen by more than 330 since 2008. Despite the many challenges faced by our police officers today, we can very proudly point to the outstanding work our officers have done and continue to do to keep all of our residents safe.”

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