Port Townsend, WA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
213
Total Crimes
2,177.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-12.06%
Below National Average
96 out of 174
In Washington
6,513 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Port Townsend, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Port Townsend is 2,177.9 per 100,000 people. That's -12.06% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -26.81% lower than the Washington total crime rate of 2,975.8 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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Port Townsend SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

How Does Port Townsend Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Port Townsend
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 213 2,177.9 2,975.8 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.6 5.0
Robbery 1 10.2 67.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 32 327.2 179.9 250.2
Violent Crime 41 419.2 293.9 366.7
Burglary 39 398.8 453.6 340.5
Larceny 124 1,267.9 1,907.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 9 92.0 320.5 219.9
Property Crime 172 1,758.7 2,681.9 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Port Townsend

41.0
Violent Crimes
419.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
14.32%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 238.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Port Townsend each year. That compares to a 1 in 340.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Port Townsend is 419.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.32% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 42.66% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 293.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Port Townsend

172.0
Property Crimes
1,758.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-16.65%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 56.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Port Townsend each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Port Townsend is 1,758.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -16.65% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -34.42% lower than the Washington property crime rate of 2,681.9 per 100,000 people.

Port Townsend 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 Port Townsend

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Bremerton, WA 41,675 1,526 3,661.7 3,258.5 403.1
Mount Vernon, WA 36,274 1,195 3,294.4 3,142.7 151.6
Bainbridge Island, WA 25,080 236 941.0 901.1 39.9
Oak Harbor, WA 23,554 165 700.5 568.9 131.6
Port Angeles, WA 20,207 836 4,137.2 3,558.2 579.0
Port Orchard, WA 14,684 558 3,800.1 3,350.6 449.5
Poulsbo, WA 11,154 284 2,546.2 2,375.8 170.3
Snohomish, WA 10,227 290 2,835.6 2,591.2 244.5
Burlington, WA 9,219 616 6,681.9 6,475.8 206.1
Sequim, WA 7,599 332 4,369.0 4,158.4 210.6
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