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From 2002 to 2011, regional homicide rates were highest in Seattle and South Region, lowest in East and North regions. 

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 in King County was 3.3 per 100,000 population. 

  • Regional homicide rates were highest in Seattle and South Region.
  • Rates were significantly lower in East and North regions.
  • Per capita crime rates and trends for King County cities and Seattle are available at Social Capital Review. Please see 3 "Crime Rates" links below.