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Snoqualmie crime rate drops 7 percent
In the newest Crime in Washington 2013 Annual Report, Snoqualmie’s total crime rate dropped by 7 percent per 1,000 population from 2012 to 2013.
The statistics were determined by offenses compiled by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Using the National Incident-Based Reporting System, the offenses were allocated in categories of robbery, aggravated assault, forcible rape, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, arson and murder.
“The officers and professional staff of the Snoqualmie Police Department are committed to the safety of our residents and continue to work very hard every day to keep our Snoqualmie Valley residents as safe as possible,” said Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley.
Snoqualmie’s statistics by offense are posted on the Police Department pages of the city’s website.
In 2012, Washington was ranked as the seventh safest state in the country. Since 1980, in Washington State offenses are down 43 percent and violent crimes are down 27 percent.
King County is the 14th most populated county in the nation. The Snoqualmie Valley is one of the safest parts of King County and remains a great place to live and raise a family.
McCulley states, “All of this great success comes at a time when the number of commissioned law enforcement officers in our state has fallen by more than 330 since 2008. Despite the many challenges faced by our police officers today, we can very proudly point to the outstanding work our officers have done and continue to do to keep all of our residents safe.”