Safest Places to Live in Washington 2021

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Last Update: June 29, 2021 Living

Washington State is located in the north-western part of the US. It was named after the legendary George Washington. It is the 13th most populous state in the US, with a population of 7,288,000 people. The capital of Washington is Olympia (50,302 residents), whereas the largest city is Seattle.

The landscape of Washington is dynamic and eye-catching. Diversity can be seen in every corner: mountains, glaciers and bays, ocean, forests, fjords, plains, and even Mount Rainier volcano.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 5,000 were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Washington 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Normandy Park 6 699 1 0,15
2 Lake Forest Park 13 690 3 0,22
3 Brier 7 070 2 0,28
4 Mercer Island 26 408 8 0,30
5 Sammamish 66 820 23 0,34
6 Bainbridge Island 25 080 10 0,40
7 Camas 24 388 10 0,41
8 Snoqualmie 14 183 6 0,42
9 Issaquah 40 651 20 0,49
10 Enumclaw 11 975 6 0,50
11 Maple Valley 27 705 15 0,54
12 East Wenatchee 14 293 8 0,56
13 Duvall 8 244 5 0,61
14 Bothell 47 565 30 0,63
15 North Bend 7 314 5 0,68
16 Liberty Lake 11 043 8 0,72
17 Woodinville 13 068 10 0,77
18 Kenmore 23 430 18 0,77
19 Battle Ground 21 375 17 0,80
20 Mill Creek 21 360 17 0,80
21 Pacific 7 297 6 0,82
22 Newcastle 12 015 10 0,83
23 Othello 8 388 7 0,83
24 Selah 8 110 7 0,86
25 Grandview 11 179 10 0,89
26 Sedro Woolley 12 184 11 0,90
27 Lynden 15 116 14 0,93
28 West Richland 15 343 15 0,98
29 Mukilteo 21 704 22 1,01
30 Redmond 69 501 71 1,02

Crime Score in All Cities in Washington 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Washington cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and divided all places between Washington into the following categories:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Skykomish 225 0 0,00
2 Beaux Arts 331 0 0,00
3 Toledo 765 0 0,00
4 Twisp 964 0 0,00
5 Yarrow Point 1 166 0 0,00
6 South Bend 1 680 0 0,00
7 White Salmon 2 655 0 0,00
8 Chewelah 2 673 1 0,37
9 Castle Rock 2 291 1 0,44
10 Ritzville 1 645 1 0,61
11 Sumas 1 529 1 0,65
12 Long Beach 1 441 1 0,69
13 Winlock 1 392 1 0,72
14 Royal City 2 240 2 0,89
15 Newport 2 156 2 0,93
16 Kalama 2 766 3 1,08
17 Ruston 855 1 1,17
18 Bingen 740 1 1,35
19 Tenino 1 873 3 1,60
20 Cle Elum 2 989 5 1,67
21 Raymond 2 976 6 2,02
22 Ilwaco 967 2 2,07
23 Gold Bar 2 370 5 2,11
24 Soap Lake 1 613 4 2,48
25 Darrington 1 429 4 2,80
26 Oakville 690 2 2,90
27 Westport 2 080 7 3,37
28 Roy 828 3 3,62
29 Grand Coulee 2 079 8 3,85
30 Winthrop 457 3 6,56

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Medina 3 337 0 0,00
2 Clyde Hill 3 436 0 0,00
3 Normandy Park 6 699 1 0,15
4 Everson 4 428 1 0,23
5 Moxee 4 151 1 0,24
6 Brier 7 070 2 0,28
7 Duvall 8 244 5 0,61
8 North Bend 7 314 5 0,68
9 Montesano 4 033 3 0,74
10 Pacific 7 297 6 0,82
11 Othello 8 388 7 0,83
12 Selah 8 110 7 0,86
13 La Center 3 324 3 0,90
14 Prosser 6 388 7 1,10
15 Ridgefield 8 955 10 1,12
16 College Place 9 428 11 1,17
17 Orting 8 629 12 1,39
18 Stanwood 7 330 11 1,50
19 Sultan 5 266 8 1,52
20 Fircrest 6 852 11 1,61
21 Quincy 7 977 13 1,63
22 Woodland 6 469 11 1,70
23 Buckley 5 534 10 1,81
24 Algona 3 247 6 1,85
25 Connell 5 772 11 1,91
26 Steilacoom 6 423 13 2,02
27 Ephrata 8 253 17 2,06
28 Burlington 9 219 19 2,06
29 Dupont 9 672 20 2,07
30 Sequim 7 599 16 2,11
31 Union Gap 6 162 15 2,43
32 Goldendale 3 508 9 2,57
33 Forks 3 903 11 2,82
34 Airway Heights 9 545 27 2,83
35 Chehalis 7 682 22 2,86
36 Yelm 9 741 32 3,29
37 Milton 8 381 32 3,82
38 Port Townsend 9 780 41 4,19
39 Toppenish 8 886 54 6,08
40 Eatonville 3 061 19 6,21

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Lake Forest Park 13 690 3 0,22
2 Mercer Island 26 408 8 0,30
3 Bainbridge Island 25 080 10 0,40
4 Camas 24 388 10 0,41
5 Snoqualmie 14 183 6 0,42
6 Enumclaw 11 975 6 0,50
7 Maple Valley 27 705 15 0,54
8 East Wenatchee 14 293 8 0,56
9 Liberty Lake 11 043 8 0,72
10 Woodinville 13 068 10 0,77
11 Kenmore 23 430 18 0,77
12 Battle Ground 21 375 17 0,80
13 Mill Creek 21 360 17 0,80
14 Newcastle 12 015 10 0,83
15 Grandview 11 179 10 0,89
16 Sedro Woolley 12 184 11 0,90
17 Lynden 15 116 14 0,93
18 West Richland 15 343 15 0,98
19 Mukilteo 21 704 22 1,01
20 Anacortes 17 483 20 1,14
21 Gig Harbor 10 931 14 1,28
22 Oak Harbor 23 554 31 1,32
23 Sunnyside 16 839 24 1,43
24 Washougal 16 305 24 1,47
25 Bonney Lake 21 574 35 1,62
26 Covington 21 698 36 1,66
27 Poulsbo 11 154 19 1,70
28 Mountlake Terrace 21 617 37 1,71
29 Edgewood 11 981 24 2,00
30 Ellensburg 21 324 45 2,11
31 Arlington 20 043 47 2,34
32 Kelso 12 354 33 2,67
33 Monroe 19 630 58 2,95
34 Tumwater 24 167 73 3,02
35 Cheney 12 632 39 3,09
36 Sumner 10 270 34 3,31
37 Centralia 17 603 60 3,41
38 Aberdeen 16 627 71 4,27
39 SeaTac 29 533 130 4,40
40 Port Orchard 14 684 66 4,49
41 Shelton 10 432 53 5,08
42 Port Angeles 20 207 117 5,79
43 Fife 10 324 78 7,56
44 Tukwila 20 439 158 7,73

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Sammamish 66 820 23 0,34
2 Issaquah 40 651 20 0,49
3 Bothell 47 565 30 0,63
4 Redmond 69 501 71 1,02
5 Pullman 34 585 42 1,21
6 Bellevue 150 200 185 1,23
7 Lake Stevens 34 081 44 1,29
8 Mount Vernon 36 274 55 1,52
9 Shoreline 57 216 95 1,66
10 Richland 58 514 100 1,71
11 Wenatchee 34 513 62 1,80
12 Edmonds 43 152 87 2,02
13 Marysville 71 081 144 2,03
14 Lacey 51 816 105 2,03
15 University Place 34 085 88 2,58
16 Des Moines 32 708 86 2,63
17 Longview 38 282 101 2,64
18 Bellingham 91 906 251 2,73
19 Lynnwood 38 847 113 2,91
20 Kennewick 84 072 253 3,01
21 Everett 112 302 341 3,04
22 Spokane Valley 100 983 311 3,08
23 Puyallup 42 509 133 3,13
24 Renton 103 452 325 3,14
25 Federal Way 98 025 330 3,37
26 Burien 52 388 180 3,44
27 Walla Walla 33 047 114 3,45
28 Kent 131 003 486 3,71
29 Bremerton 41 675 168 4,03
30 Yakima 94 168 420 4,46
31 Olympia 53 286 254 4,77
32 Vancouver 185 034 889 4,80
33 Seattle 763 706 4 471 5,85
34 Spokane 220 432 1 520 6,90
35 Lakewood 60 916 461 7,57
36 Tacoma 218 650 1 848 8,45

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of your city’s crime rate? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

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