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Crime Report for Ellensburg,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Ellensburg, is 1.7 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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Ellensburg Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Ellensburg, has a violent crime rate of 268 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 420 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

Ellensburg 268
WA 420
National 676

Ellensburg, is in the 58% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 59% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 58% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Ellensburg, or said another way, 42% of cities in have crime rates higher than Ellensburg.


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Crime Ellensburg WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 268.0 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 119.7 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 5.7 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 142.5 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 5530.2 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 1049.0 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 4218.9 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 262.3 559.3 382.3
Arson 39.9 27.7 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.


Ellensburg, has a property crime rate of 5530.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4771.5 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

Ellensburg 5530.2
WA 4771.5
National 3727



Ellensburg Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 83
National Percentile Rank - 90