Crime / Workload Statistics

2016 Edmonds Police Annual Report Trends

This is the first full year of reporting crime statistics under new Federal reporting standards. In years past, we reported based on Washington State criteria.  Due to this change, it is difficult to compare previous years statistics, as each system reports differently.  For example; Under the state system, we reported the "highest level crime" in each incident.  If a burglar was arrested and charged with a felony, any associated misdemeanor crimes also committed were not reported.  Under the new Federal guidelines, every crime that occurred, regardless of severity, is reported.  Our 2016 Annual Report contains much more detail (page 4) related to the new reporting system.  It also has links to both reporting manuals if you want further specifics.

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 209 in 2015, to 162 in 2016. Unfortunately, the number of Larceny (Theft) cases went up from 766 in 2015 to 938 in 2016.  The total number of theft from vehicle complaints went from 183 in 2015 to 320 in 2016.  While there certainly were more "vehicle prowls" in 2016, this jump is due to the new reporting standards listed above.  Rape reports went up from 10 in 2015 to 13 in 2016.  Agravated assault calls stayed the same (37 total).  There was one (1) murder in 2016.

Traffic collisions were significantly up in 2016 (775 to 804).  Three people were killed in traffic collisions in 2016.  Traffic citations/infractions issued were up (4533 to 4742).  DUI arrests remained virtually the same (98 in 2015 to 94 in 2016). 

 

Analysis: The “Crime Rate”

Total Part I Crimes

Moidified Crime Index

 
For more detailed crime statistics, check out our 2016 Annual Report.