FBI Says Rape, Aggravated Assault and Burglary Down in Everett, WA Robbery and Theft Up

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According to the FBI, theft and robbery are on the rise in Everett.

The FBI today released its official crime statistics for 2013. It comes with a couple of important cautions. The FBI report is based on a uniform crime reporting system and its numbers may vary from how the City of Everett categorizes various crimes. There is also no accurate way to rank how Everett stacks up against other cities in the Puget Sound region to say it is safer or has less crime than the others due to the varying ways crime is reported in each city. Here’s what the FBI results show for Everett in a comparison between 2012 and 2013…

▪ In Everett, there were sizable decreases in the numbers of rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries, and arson.

EVERETT 2012 versus 2013 according to the FBI

Murder & non-negligent manslaughter: 1 report in 2012, 1 report in 2013

Forcible rape: 46 reports in 2012, 42 reports in 2013

Robbery: 182 reports in 2012, 192 reports in 2013

Aggravated assault: 252 reports in 2012, 208 reports in 2013

Burglary: 1165 reports in 2012, 1129 reports in 2013

Larceny-theft: 4281 reports in 2012, 4702 reports in 2013

Motor vehicle theft: 970 reports in 2012, 1034 reports in 2013

Arson: 29 reports in 2012, 19 reports in 2013

About a year and a half ago the Everett Police Department began using a data based approach to tracking crimes and assigning officers to target problem areas. In a report to the Everett City Council earlier this year, Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman said the approach appeared to be working but needs more time to determine its true effectiveness. Last week the city administration announced they are setting aside more than $100,000.00 in the 2015 budget for a comprehensive study of the Police Department.

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