This webpage contains crime figures for Franklin County, Washington. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Franklin County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Franklin County, Washington, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 19,828 total crimes reported in Franklin County, Washington (1,448 of them violent). Of the 1,983 crimes that occur a year in Franklin County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Franklin County, Washington every 4 hours. This includes 17 murders, 185 rapes, and nearly fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,750 motor vehicle thefts).
During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Franklin County, Washington for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Franklin County increased by 10 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 23 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Franklin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Franklin County, Washington in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Franklin County, Washington law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Franklin 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.