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Crime Report for University Place,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for University Place, is 2.0 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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University Place Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


University Place, has a violent crime rate of 305 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

University Place 305
WA 420
National 676

University Place, is in the 65% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 63% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 65% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than University Place, or said another way, 35% of cities in have crime rates higher than University Place.


  Review crime rate data for University Place,

Crime University Place WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 304.6 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 3.3 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 19.7 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 111.4 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 170.3 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 2731.8 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 707.5 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 1690.2 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 334.1 559.3 382.3
Arson 22.9 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.


University Place, has a property crime rate of 2731.8 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

University Place 2731.8
WA 4771.5
National 3727



University Place Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 35
National Percentile Rank - 57