The city of Kelso, with a total population of 12,070, experienced 2,091 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 509.53 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 60.97% difference making Kelso higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 45 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Kelso also handled 570 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Castle Rock and Kalama, Kelso is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Kelso experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Kelso totaled 45 violent crimes and 570 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Kelso experienced 626 violent crimes. Of those, 2 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 146 were for legacy rape, 109 were for robbery, and 369 were for aggravated assault.
It is situated in Cowlitz county, Washington with a total number of 31 employees - 2 female, 25 male officers and 4 civilians. Kelso PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is WA0080100, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.