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Mythai0001, Renter in Seattle, WA

When I look at statistic why does it show maple leaf, Seattle as having a lot of crime?

Asked by Mythai0001, Seattle, WA Thu Oct 18, 2012

The crime index is high and percentage is high, but when I look at other neighborhoods, with less of a percentage of crime, The list of current crimes seems longer or the same. How accurate are the crime % on some websites?

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Ray Akers’ answer
The crime rate in Seattle has been volatile since about 2005. There are several factors behind the crime trends including changing demographics, police staffing, and the city's growing pains. Most of the crime data you'll find online is weeks or even months out of date. For the most up-to-date information on crime in Seattle, go to the Seattle Police Department crime mapping website: The website is interactive and you can use the search functions to narrow your search to specific neighborhoods and specific types of crime. Another website I use is On SpotCrime, you can sign up for email notification of crime events in a radius around an address that you choose. Good luck!
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If you are really concerned about the crime in the area you can contact the local police department and ask them they're theory. The percentages on the crime site might be off depending on who made a report or not. People may make more reports on criminal activity then in other neighborhoods. Its best though to ask the local police department or compare crime maps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2013
My Neighborhood Map is a source you might want to consider looking at. Narrow down your search by choosing a neighborhood and address. Also, Tweats by Beat is the police scanner on Twitter. Good Luck, Nikki
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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