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King County males were almost 3 times as likely as females to be victims of homicide.

Crime diminishes the health of our communities through fear, erosion of community cohesion, diversion of public resources, property damage, injury, incarceration, and death. 

In the ten-year period from 2002 to 2011, the overall homicide rate among King County residents was 3.3 per 100,000 population.  

  • Homicide rates varied substantially by age. The highest rates were among residents age 15 to 34.
  • Men were almost 3 times as likely as women to be victims of homicide.