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Thurston County, Washington Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Thurston County, Washington. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Thurston County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Thurston County, Washington, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 67,660 total crimes reported in Thurston County, Washington (4,214 of them violent). Of the 6,766 crimes that occur a year in Thurston County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Thurston County, Washington 19 times a day. This includes 29 murders, 677 rapes, and nearly fifty-one thousand thefts (including 4,993 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Thurston County, Washington for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Thurston County increased by 51 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Thurston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly ten thousand for Thurston County, Washington in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Thurston County, Washington law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Thurston 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.