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Crime Report for Yakima,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Yakima, is 0.8 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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Yakima Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Yakima, has a violent crime rate of 517 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

Yakima 517
WA 420
National 676

Yakima, is in the 86% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 79% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 86% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Yakima, or said another way, 14% of cities in have crime rates higher than Yakima.


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Crime Yakima WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 516.7 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 9.6 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 59.0 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 160.2 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 287.9 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 7154.3 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 1485.1 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 4705.7 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 963.5 559.3 382.3
Arson 32.5 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.


Yakima, has a property crime rate of 7154.3 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

Yakima 7154.3
WA 4771.5
National 3727



Yakima Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 93
National Percentile Rank - 96