Crime/Work Stats and Annual Report

2018 Edmonds Police Annual Report Trends

This is the third year of reporting crime statistics under 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 2018 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 thefts from motor vehicles continue to be issues and of concern, not only in Edmonds but also regionally. However, reported thefts from vehicles decreased in from 235 in 2017, to 157 in 2018. The number of burglary cases also went down from 174 in 2017 to 135 in 2018. The number of reported thefts (larceny) cases dropped slightly from 663 in 2017 to 644 in 2018.

Agravated assaults decreased to 31 total, and so did the number of robbery complaints (16 for 2018). Unfortunately, we saw a big spike in Homicides for 2018, ending the year with 3 total.

Traffic collisions were down significantly (854 to 706). We issued 4,920 traffic related citations and infractions and more DUI drivers were taken off the road than in years past (151 in 2018 vs. 111 in 2017).

Community Crime Map

To view or search crime activity in your neighborhood, please visit the Community Crime Map.  The site is hosted by a third-party and opens in a separate window. 

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