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Crime Report for Washington,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Washington, is 0.2 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Washington Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Washington, has a violent crime rate of 1375 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 1375 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Washington 1375
DC 1375
National 676

Washington, is in the 100% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 95% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 100% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Washington, or said another way, 0% of cities in have crime rates higher than Washington.


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Crime Washington DC Nation
Violent Crime Total 1374.5 1374.5 676
Murder / NNH 31.4 31.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 31.4 31.4 31.1
Robbery Rate 701.9 701.9 197.4
Aggravated Assault 609.8 609.8 315
Property Crime Total 4859.3 4859.3 3726.9
Burglary 638.9 638.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 3174.4 3174.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 1046.1 1046.1 382.3
Arson 8.6 8.6 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Washington, has a property crime rate of 4859.3 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4859.3 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Washington 4859.3
DC 4859.3
National 3727



Washington Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 100
National Percentile Rank - 85