Mercer Island, WA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Mercer Island has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mercer Island is 1 in 68. How does Mercer Island fare compared to other communities in Washington of all population sizes? Mercer Island's crime rate is lower than approximately 63% of Washington communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Mercer Island has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Mercer Island is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mercer Island does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Mercer Island.

For Mercer Island, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Mercer Island than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3237, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mercer Island's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Mercer Island a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Mercer Island is one in 70.

Mercer Island Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Mercer Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

371

379

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.31

14.33

14.64

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.31
2.94
National Median: 4
    Mercer Island
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,237

in Mercer Island

1 in 340

in Washington

Mercer Island VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,894
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.08 0.04 0.15

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.33
26.82
National Median: 21
    Mercer Island
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Mercer Island

1 in 37

in Washington

Mercer Island Property CRIMES

Population: 25,894
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 64 287 20
Rate per 1,000 2.47 11.08 0.77

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Mercer Island Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
29
47
National Median: 28.3
    Mercer Island
    Washington