Safety >> Crime >> Major Violent Crime >> Homicide Trends by Region

From 1994 to 2011, homicide rates declined in Seattle, East, and South Regions, and in King County overall. 

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.  From 1994 to 2011, homicide rates declined significantly …

  • … from 9.3 to 1.8 per 100,000 in Seattle
  • … from 5.4 to 3.0 per 100,000 in South Region
  • … from 2.6 to 0.7 per 100,000 in East Region
  • … from 6.4 to 2.0 per 100,000 in King County 
  • 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.