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Whitman County, Washington Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 4,956 total crimes reported in Whitman County, Washington (320 of them violent). Of the 551 crimes that take place per year in Whitman County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Whitman County, Washington every 15 hours. This includes 3 murders, 105 rapes, and just about four thousand thefts (including 203 car thefts).

Total Crime in Whitman County, Washington (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Whitman County, Washington for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Whitman County has risen by 11%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 20%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in Whitman County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about eight hundred for Whitman County, Washington in 2009.

Crime Trends in Whitman County, Washington (2000-2008)

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 Whitman County, Washington (2000-2008)

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

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