The county of King had 15,303 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 222.42 per 100,000 residents. This is 69.91% lower than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 385 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. King also processed 4,397 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Asotin and Benton, King is a safer place to live.
The most popular crime committed in King is larceny/theft totaling 2,166, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. King County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, King tallied 385 violent crimes and 4,397 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, King is lower by 69.91% than the national average.