crime statistics

FBI crime stats
5:49 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

FBI report: Seattle, Tacoma saw spike in murder, robbery in 2012

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Violent crime has gone up in our region, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2012, Seattle and Tacoma saw more murders, robberies and aggravated assaults in 2012 than in 2011. Some other Washington cities, including Bellevue, also saw more crime.

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NPR's The Two-Way
5:44 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Statisticians: Don't rob a bank; it's not worth it

Bonnie And Clyde: Happily ever after? Maybe not so much.

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 3:04 pm

It was a scenario many have imagined: Retiring to a lonely beach in Mexico after a few minutes of a heart-pounding crime — like Bonnie and Clyde riding into the sunset with a good stash of money attained through a handful of bank heists.

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4:59 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Does crime pay? Most car thieves, burglars get away in Washington

"Nineteen of 20 car thieves aren’t caught, four of five criminals who commit other types of thefts aren’t caught and more than two of three robbers get away with it, said a data expert.
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In Washington, it appears crime does pay for some criminals.

The chance of a being arrested for stealing a car or burglarizing a house is pretty low. That’s what nine years of crime statistics from the Office of Financial Management show.

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