At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Washington with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Washington with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Washington Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Everson
    • Population 4,050, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Everson was named for a local pioneer, Ever Everson.
  2. Warden
    • Population 2,761, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The name Warden come from its Bessarabian German heritage and means “worthy.”
  3. South Bend
    • Population 1,585, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: In 1902, Chinese laborer Lum You was hanged for murder in South Bend, making it the only legal execution in the Pacific Northwest.
  4. La Center
    • Population 3,134, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: La Center was first known as “Podunk.”
  5. Mattawa
    • Population 4,612, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: A power plant in Mattawa is a setting for one of the episodes of “The X-Files.”
  6. Duvall
    • Population 7,882, Burglaries 8
    • Town trivia: On April 12, 1968, almost 3,000 people attended a rock concert in Duval on a farm, where an upright piano was dropped from a helicopter.
  7. Moxee
    • Population 3,871, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Moxie is a Sahaptin word for an edible root.
  8. Dupont
    • Population 9,597, Burglaries 13
    • Town trivia: The original purpose of Dupont was to produce dynamite.
  9. Bingen
    • Population 721, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: The locals pronounce it as Bin-jen, even though its German namesake is pronounced as Bing-en.
  10. Kittitas
    • Population 1,425, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Kittitas has multiple interpretations in the Kittitas American Indian language from “white chalk” to “shale rock” to “land of beauty.”

2016 Washington Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Grand Coulee
    • Population 1,056, Burglaries 23
    • Town trivia: The Grand Coulee Dam is known to be the largest single producer of electricity in the United States.
  2. Winthrop
    • Population 416, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: In 2012, Winthrop was ranked #2 in a National Motorists Associatin listing as one of the “Worst Speed Trap Cities” in North America.
  3. Quincy
    • Population 7,499, Burglaries 124
    • Town trivia: Tech companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and Dell have located large data centers in Quincy, and have been criticized for overuse of electricity and air pollution.
  4. Aberdeen
    • Population 16,100, Burglaries 257
    • Town trivia: Aberdeen resident Billy Gohl was rumored to have killed at least 140 men.
  5. Chewelah
    • Population 2,601, Burglaries 40
    • Town trivia: Chewelah comes from the Kalispel language, meaning “gartersnake.”
  6. Oakville
    • Population 658, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Mysterious clear blobs fell from the sky during a rainstorm onto the farm home of Sunny Barclift, causing illness in the entire family. The origin of the blobs are still unknown.
  7. Sumner
    • Population 9,737, Burglaries 145
    • Town trivia: Sumner is geographically next in line after Orting to be hit by lahars whenever Mount Rainier erupts.
  8. Yakima
    • Population 93,798, Burglaries 1,307
    • Town trivia: Yakima produces 75% of all hops grown in the United States.
  9. Oroville
    • Population 1,676, Burglaries 23
    • Town trivia: Before it was named Oroville for its surrounding gold mines, it was known as “rag town” in the late 1850s.
  10. Spokane
    • Population 212,698, Burglaries 2,817
    • Town trivia: Spokane is the home of Bing Crosby.

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