Mount Vernon, 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

The crime rate in Mount Vernon is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Mount Vernon is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Mount Vernon is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Mount Vernon has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Mount Vernon to other communities of similar population, then Mount Vernon crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Mount Vernon does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Mount Vernon's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Mount Vernon is one in 610.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Mount Vernon is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Mount Vernon, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 31, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Mount Vernon has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Mount Vernon is one in 310.

Mount Vernon Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Mount Vernon Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

59

1,151

1,210

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.64

31.97

33.61

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.64
2.94
National Median: 4
    Mount Vernon
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 610

in Mount Vernon

1 in 340

in Washington

Mount Vernon VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 36,006
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 17 29
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.36 0.47 0.81

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
31.97
26.82
National Median: 21
    Mount Vernon
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Mount Vernon

1 in 37

in Washington

Mount Vernon Property CRIMES

Population: 36,006
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 127 908 116
Rate per 1,000 3.53 25.22 3.22

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

Mount Vernon Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
96
47
National Median: 28.3
    Mount Vernon
    Washington