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Crime increasing in Seattle: What's the latest in the trend? - Apr ‘23



The number of crime incidents in Seattle saw an overall increase last month, after a previous decrease, according to data from CrimeoMeter. Incidents increased to 5,748 for Apr-2023 up from 4,598 for Mar-2023 (+25% change).


Among the types of offenses that saw an uptick last month, reports of Theft From Motor Vehicle went from 391 to 797 incidents (+103.8% change). Incidents of Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property rose from 449 to 707 incidents (+57.5% change). Shoplifting went up from 243 to 357 incidents (+46.9% change).


To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.


Contact CrimeoMeter to get crime data and crime maps for your area.





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