How safe is Seattle, WA?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was lower than the national rate in 2018. Its rate of property crime was higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Seattle has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2018

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Seattle, WA

358.9

Average crime
Metro areas similar to Seattle
Chicago, IL

412.0

Higher than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

350.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

568.0

Higher than average crime
Seattle, WA

3326.8

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Seattle
Chicago, IL

1941.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

2231.0

Higher than average crime
Houston, TX

2601.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.