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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

The crime rate in Mercer Island is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Mercer Island is 1 in 64. Based on FBI crime data, Mercer Island is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Mercer Island has a crime rate that is higher than 45% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Mercer Island compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Mercer Island with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Mercer Island's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 6437, 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 16 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 64.

Mercer Island Crime Data

 

Crime Index

38

(100 is safest)


Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Mercer Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

400

404

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.16

15.54

15.69

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.16
2.93
National Median: 4
    Mercer Island
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 6,437

in Mercer Island

1 in 341

in Washington

Mercer Island VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,748
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.08 0.04

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.54
27.28
National Median: 19
    Mercer Island
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 64

in Mercer Island

1 in 37

in Washington

Mercer Island Property CRIMES

Population: 25,748
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 74 314 12
Rate per 1,000 2.87 12.20 0.47

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Mercer Island Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
31
49
National Median: 26.9
    Mercer Island
    Washington