Kelso, WA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
462
Total Crimes
3,703.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
57.85%
Above National Average
133 out of 173
In Washington
7,811 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Kelso, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Kelso is 3,703.1 per 100,000 people. That's 57.85% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 22.37% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 3,026.1 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Kelso SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8

How Does Kelso Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Kelso
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 462 3,703.1 3,026.1 2,346.0
Murder 2 16.0 3.9 6.5
Robbery 5 40.1 67.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 17 136.3 187.6 279.7
Violent Crime 43 344.7 293.7 387.8
Burglary 55 440.8 522.1 314.2
Larceny 318 2,548.9 1,854.2 1,398.0
Car Theft 46 368.7 356.1 246.0
Property Crime 419 3,358.4 2,732.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Kelso

43
Violent Crimes
344.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-11.12%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 290.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Kelso each year. That compares to a 1 in 340.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Kelso is 344.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -11.12% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 17.35% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 293.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Kelso

419
Property Crimes
3,358.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
71.51%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 29.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Kelso each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Kelso is 3,358.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 71.51% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 22.91% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,732.4 per 100,000 people.

Kelso Crime Compared To Washington Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Washington.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Kelso

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Longview, WA 38,629 1,295 3,352.4 3,096.1 256.3
St. Helens, OR 13,818 226 1,635.5 1,382.3 253.3
Woodland, WA 6,469 216 3,339.0 3,169.0 170.0
Kalama, WA 2,852 45 1,577.8 1,507.7 70.1
Castle Rock, WA 2,319 49 2,113.0 1,724.9 388.1
Rainier, OR 2,021 43 2,127.7 2,127.7 0.0
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