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Washington Criminal Records

  • Washington has 7,170,351 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Washington is the 38th largest state by population.

Court System

Washington has 39 counties and within each one is a District Court and a Superior Court.

  1. The District Court deals with traffic citations and infractions, minor claim suits, misdemeanors, and cases with less than $75,000 involved.
  2. The Superior Court is concerned with civil matters, felony crimes, family law cases, and cases involving more than $75,000.
  3. The Supreme Court which deals with more major law problems. The Supreme Court relies on the Court of Appeals for cases because they have mandatory jurisdiction, and from the cases they are presented with, the Supreme Court chooses which cases they want to hear.

Crime Statistics for Washington (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 20,394 30th / 51 (Moderate)
Murder 211 27th / 51 (Moderate)
Rape 2,705 39th / 51 (High)
Robbery 5,449 32nd / 51 (High)
Aggravated Assault 12,029 31st / 51 (High)
Property Crime 248,369 42nd / 51 (Very High)
Burglary 50,993 44th / 51 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 170,509 41st / 51 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 26,867 47th / 51 (Very High)

Criminal Preview in Washington