Safest Places to Live in Washington of February 2024

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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 more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

30 Safest Places in Washington of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Normandy Park6 69910,15
2Lake Forest Park13 69030,22
3Brier7 07020,28
4Mercer Island26 40880,30
5Sammamish66 820230,34
6Bainbridge Island25 080100,40
7Camas24 388100,41
8Snoqualmie14 18360,42
9Issaquah40 651200,49
10Enumclaw11 97560,50
11Maple Valley27 705150,54
12East Wenatchee14 29380,56
13Duvall8 24450,61
14Bothell47 565300,63
15North Bend7 31450,68
16Liberty Lake11 04380,72
17Woodinville13 068100,77
18Kenmore23 430180,77
19Battle Ground21 375170,80
20Mill Creek21 360170,80
21Pacific7 29760,82
22Newcastle12 015100,83
23Othello8 38870,83
24Selah8 11070,86
25Grandview11 179100,89
26Sedro Woolley12 184110,90
27Lynden15 116140,93
28West Richland15 343150,98
29Mukilteo21 704221,01
30Redmond69 501711,02

Crime Score in All Cities in Washington of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see 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:
1Skykomish22500,00
2Beaux Arts33100,00
3Toledo76500,00
4Twisp96400,00
5Yarrow Point1 16600,00
6South Bend1 68000,00
7White Salmon2 65500,00
8Chewelah2 67310,37
9Castle Rock2 29110,44
10Ritzville1 64510,61
11Sumas1 52910,65
12Long Beach1 44110,69
13Winlock1 39210,72
14Royal City2 24020,89
15Newport2 15620,93
16Kalama2 76631,08
17Ruston85511,17
18Bingen74011,35
19Tenino1 87331,60
20Cle Elum2 98951,67
21Raymond2 97662,02
22Ilwaco96722,07
23Gold Bar2 37052,11
24Soap Lake1 61342,48
25Darrington1 42942,80
26Oakville69022,90
27Westport2 08073,37
28Roy82833,62
29Grand Coulee2 07983,85
30Winthrop45736,56

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Medina3 33700,00
2Clyde Hill3 43600,00
3Normandy Park6 69910,15
4Everson4 42810,23
5Moxee4 15110,24
6Brier7 07020,28
7Duvall8 24450,61
8North Bend7 31450,68
9Montesano4 03330,74
10Pacific7 29760,82
11Othello8 38870,83
12Selah8 11070,86
13La Center3 32430,90
14Prosser6 38871,10
15Ridgefield8 955101,12
16College Place9 428111,17
17Orting8 629121,39
18Stanwood7 330111,50
19Sultan5 26681,52
20Fircrest6 852111,61
21Quincy7 977131,63
22Woodland6 469111,70
23Buckley5 534101,81
24Algona3 24761,85
25Connell5 772111,91
26Steilacoom6 423132,02
27Ephrata8 253172,06
28Burlington9 219192,06
29Dupont9 672202,07
30Sequim7 599162,11
31Union Gap6 162152,43
32Goldendale3 50892,57
33Forks3 903112,82
34Airway Heights9 545272,83
35Chehalis7 682222,86
36Yelm9 741323,29
37Milton8 381323,82
38Port Townsend9 780414,19
39Toppenish8 886546,08
40Eatonville3 061196,21

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lake Forest Park13 69030,22
2Mercer Island26 40880,30
3Bainbridge Island25 080100,40
4Camas24 388100,41
5Snoqualmie14 18360,42
6Enumclaw11 97560,50
7Maple Valley27 705150,54
8East Wenatchee14 29380,56
9Liberty Lake11 04380,72
10Woodinville13 068100,77
11Kenmore23 430180,77
12Battle Ground21 375170,80
13Mill Creek21 360170,80
14Newcastle12 015100,83
15Grandview11 179100,89
16Sedro Woolley12 184110,90
17Lynden15 116140,93
18West Richland15 343150,98
19Mukilteo21 704221,01
20Anacortes17 483201,14
21Gig Harbor10 931141,28
22Oak Harbor23 554311,32
23Sunnyside16 839241,43
24Washougal16 305241,47
25Bonney Lake21 574351,62
26Covington21 698361,66
27Poulsbo11 154191,70
28Mountlake Terrace21 617371,71
29Edgewood11 981242,00
30Ellensburg21 324452,11
31Arlington20 043472,34
32Kelso12 354332,67
33Monroe19 630582,95
34Tumwater24 167733,02
35Cheney12 632393,09
36Sumner10 270343,31
37Centralia17 603603,41
38Aberdeen16 627714,27
39SeaTac29 5331304,40
40Port Orchard14 684664,49
41Shelton10 432535,08
42Port Angeles20 2071175,79
43Fife10 324787,56
44Tukwila20 4391587,73

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sammamish66 820230,34
2Issaquah40 651200,49
3Bothell47 565300,63
4Redmond69 501711,02
5Pullman34 585421,21
6Bellevue150 2001851,23
7Lake Stevens34 081441,29
8Mount Vernon36 274551,52
9Shoreline57 216951,66
10Richland58 5141001,71
11Wenatchee34 513621,80
12Edmonds43 152872,02
13Marysville71 0811442,03
14Lacey51 8161052,03
15University Place34 085882,58
16Des Moines32 708862,63
17Longview38 2821012,64
18Bellingham91 9062512,73
19Lynnwood38 8471132,91
20Kennewick84 0722533,01
21Everett112 3023413,04
22Spokane Valley100 9833113,08
23Puyallup42 5091333,13
24Renton103 4523253,14
25Federal Way98 0253303,37
26Burien52 3881803,44
27Walla Walla33 0471143,45
28Kent131 0034863,71
29Bremerton41 6751684,03
30Yakima94 1684204,46
31Olympia53 2862544,77
32Vancouver185 0348894,80
33Seattle763 7064 4715,85
34Spokane220 4321 5206,90
35Lakewood60 9164617,57
36Tacoma218 6501 8488,45

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