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June 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

FBI report: Violent crime increased in Seattle in 2011

Violent crime in Seattle increased but property crime decreased in 2011 compared with the previous year, according to statistics released today by the FBI.

Violent crime — homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — went from 3,515 incidents in 2010 to 3,664 last year. Meanwhile, property crime — burglary, larceny/theft and car theft — dropped from 33,186 in 2010 to 31,792 in 2011.

According to the statistics, there were 19 homicides in Seattle in 2010, compared with 20 last year. Already this year there have been 21 homicides in the city.

Aggravated assaults also increased in 2011, going from 1,971 in 2010 to 2,126 last year. Rapes increased from 96 in 2010 to 100 in 2011.

Robberies showed a slight decrease, dropping from 1,429 in 2010 to 1,418 last year.

Burglaries increased in 2011, going from 6,449 in 2010 to 6,807 in 2011. But larceny/theft and auto theft both decreased last year.

In Bellevue, violent crime showed a slight increase, going from 138 incidents in 2010 to 140 in 2011. Property crime dropped, from 3,769 incidents in 2010 to 3,539 last year.

Violent crime in Everett dropped from 535 incidents in 2010 to 450 in 2011. Property crime also decreased, going from 7,672 incidents to 7,503 in 2011.

According to the FBI’s “Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report,” the nation overall saw a 4 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2011 compared to 2010. The report is based on information from 14,009 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2010 and 2011.

To view a chart of crime stats for Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, Spokane and Vancouver, click here.

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