2015 Edmonds Police Annual Report Trends
The “Modified Crime Index” in Edmonds saw an increase from 30.9 in 2014, to 31.7 in 2015. Burglary and motor vehicle theft continue to be issues and of concern, not only in Edmonds but also regionally. However, reported burglaries decreased in from 283 in 2014, to 209 in 2015. During that same time period, Edmonds saw a decrease in the number of reported motor vehicle thefts (115 to 89) and larcenies (782 to 766); there were also slight increases in the number of arsons (4 to 6), thefts from vehicles/vehicle prowls (174 to 183), aggravated assaults (34 to 37) and robberies (12 to 18). There were no murders in 2015.
Traffic collisions were significantly up in 2015 (651 to 775), but there were no traffic related fatalities in 2015 (We had 3 in 2014). Traffic citations/infractions issued were up (3611 to 4533), and DUI arrests were up as well from (81) in 2014 to (98) in 2015.
The following report contains information on the service efforts and accomplishments of the Edmonds Police Department to support its mission, core values and vision, as well as data on the above referenced trends.
Analysis: The “Crime Rate”
Total Part I Crimes
“Part I Crimes” is a category of crimes established by the U. S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that consists of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. Part I Crimes compared to the population are known as the “Crime Index” or “Crime Rate.” (The Crime Rate is known as the Modified Crime Index when arson data is included.) Part I crimes are, by definition, felony crimes.
Neighboring Cities: "Part I Crime Comparison"
Below is a three year comparison of the “Modified Crime Index” for neighboring cities that are contiguous with the City of Edmonds.
“Part II Crimes” consist of all other crimes not included in the Part I Crimes category. Part II Crimes vary in definition due to differences in local laws. Some examples locally include simple assault, malicious mischief, vehicle prowl, fraud, forgery, narcotics violations and sex offenses (excluding forcible rape).
For more detailed crime statistics, check out our 2015 Annual Report5 Annual Report.