Puyallup, 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

With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Puyallup has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Washington, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Puyallup.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 42,361, Puyallup has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Puyallup does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Puyallup.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Puyallup 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 Puyallup.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Puyallup occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Puyallup; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 311. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Puyallup is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Puyallup, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Puyallup 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 Puyallup is one in 163.

Puyallup Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Puyallup Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

136

2,218

2,354

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.21

52.36

55.57

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.21
2.94
National Median: 4
    Puyallup
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 311

in Puyallup

1 in 340

in Washington

Puyallup VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,361
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 16 56 64
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.38 1.32 1.51

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
52.36
26.82
National Median: 21
    Puyallup
    Washington

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Puyallup

1 in 37

in Washington

Puyallup Property CRIMES

Population: 42,361
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 289 1,669 260
Rate per 1,000 6.82 39.40 6.14

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

Puyallup Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
168
47
National Median: 28.3
    Puyallup
    Washington