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Federal Way, WA | Crime Rates

Federal Way is a region located in WA, and has a population of 90,707. This region is policed by FEDERAL WAY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Federal Way has an overall crime rate of 5,669 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Federal Way is 1 in 18 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Federal Way for the previous 2 years was 6,577 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Federal Way has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Federal Way USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 5,669 4,506
Murder Rate 3.1 6
Robbery Rate 122 148
Rape Rate 39 30
Assault Rate 814 644
Burglary Rate 773 726
Forced Entry Rate 467 417
Larceny Rate 3,181 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 738 362

Policing Statistics

Federal Way USA
Overall Clearance 25% 28%
Homicide Clearance 97% 56%
Assault Clearance 63% 52%
Rape Clearance 41% 38%
Robbery Clearance 34% 23%
Burglary Clearance 6% 12%
Larceny Clearance 24% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 2% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 67 sex offender(s) in Federal Way. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 74 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Federal Way. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Washington see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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