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Chelan County, Washington Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Chelan County, Washington. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Chelan County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Chelan County, Washington, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 24,934 total crimes reported in Chelan County, Washington (1,270 of them violent). Of the 2,493 crimes that take place per year in Chelan County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chelan County, Washington every 3 hours. This includes 11 murders, 270 rapes, and just about twenty thousand thefts (including 1,175 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Chelan County, Washington for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Chelan County has risen by 3%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 25%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Chelan County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Chelan County, Washington in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chelan County, Washington (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Chelan County, Washington (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Chelan County, Washington law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Chelan County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.