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Crime stats galore

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 5, 2007 at 5:00 am with No Comments »
March 5, 2007 5:00 am

I’ve got a story in today’s paper that reveals the 2006 violent crime stats for the Tacoma Police and Pierce County Sheriff’s departments.

If you want to spend more time looking at and analyzing crime stats, there are plenty of places to look.

The Tacoma Police Department provides citywide and sector-based stats and calls for service reports on its web site.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department hosts the a crime data page that allows people to search for crimes within a .5-mile radius of a given address in Bonney Lake, Tacoma, Puyallup, South Prairie, Edgewood and University Place. allows you to customize how you want to look at crime reports most law enforcement agencies in the state. You can look at just one agency or compare several over time. It’s a handy site. Here are two charts I created recently.

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Uniform Crime Report data for agencies in Washington also is searchable on the state Office of Financial Management’s Web site.

If you want to compare your city to another city in the country, check out this site.

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