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Crime decreased in unincorporated Thurston

The annual statewide crime report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs was released on July 20.
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Crime up in urban Thurston County, but crime rates vary between cities, report shows

From The Olympian:

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, which serves about 147,500 people who live in unincorporated areas, reported 3,926 offenses in 2021, the report shows. This is about 14.6% less than the 4,599 offenses reported in 2020. The crime rate for these areas decreased from 31.2 in 2020 to 26.5 in 2021, according to the report.


Unincorporated Thurston County The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reported five murders in 2021, which is three more than the year prior, but there were no manslaughter offenses during either year. Rape offenses also increased by one to 10 in 2021, the report shows. Simple assaults decreased 8% to 425 in 2021 but aggravated assaults increased by 23% to 214. Intimidation offenses also increased by 11.9% to 122 in 2021. Among property crimes, the Sheriff’s Office reported a 0.5% decrease in larceny-theft offenses from 1,101 in 2020 to 1,096 in 2021. The data show there are about 7.4 such offenses per 1,000 people served by the Sheriff’s Office, making this the most prevalent crime in unincorporated areas. Robberies increased 15.8% to 22 in 2021, but burglaries decreased 13.7% to 397. Destruction of property offenses, which have a 3.7 crime rate, rose 8.5% to 548 in 2021. Similarly to statewide trends, fraud offenses decreased 57.1% from 666 in 2020 to 286 in 2021, the report shows.

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Posted by Steve on August 26, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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