Seattle Crime Laws & Statistics

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Seattle Federal Crime Lawyers

  • The Law Office of Christopher Black
  • Kradel Defense PLLC
  • Lenell Rae Nussbaum
  • Michael Paul Laria
  • Jon Zulauf
  • Amy Muth

FBI Violent Crime Statistics for Seattle

The FBI released its annual national crime report in September 2013. In Seattle, burglaries dropped from 2011 to 12. However, in that same period, the FBI saw increases in murders, manslaughters and robberies. There also were increases in rapes, aggravated assaults, larceny, and motor vehicle thefts. More data is below for years 2011 and 2012:

  • Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter: 2011: 20; 2012: 23
  • Forcible rape: 2011: 100; 2012; 119
  • Robbery: 2011: 1,418; 2012: 1,421
  • Aggravated assault: 2011: 2,126; 2012: 2,183
  • Burglary: 2011: 6,807; 2012: 6,523
  • Larceny-theft: 2011: 21,585; 2012: 21,852
  • Motor vehicle theft: 2011: 3,400; 2012: 3,556

Comparison in Crime Rates Between Seattle, Portland and Nationally


Courts Around Seattle

United States District Court – Western District of Washington – Seattle

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington is the federal court that serves the region west of the Cascade Mountains, from Oregon to the border with Canada. The district has courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma.

The Seattle Courthouse for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington is at:

US District Court, Clerk’s Office, 700 Stewart Street, Suite 2310, Seattle WA 98101; (206) 370-8400.

United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit- Appeals Court

This is the federal appeals court that serves the city of Seattle;

William Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 Fifth Avenue, Seattle WA 98104; (206) 224-2200.

YouTube Videos on Seattle Crime

Recent Seattle Federal Charges Stories

Wife of Seattle Mariners Pitcher Faces Federal Fraud Charges

The wife of an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners faces federal wire fraud charges for making $180,000 in purchases with a debit card that is owned by the wife of a star player on the team.
A recent report from Seattle stated that Maria Peguero is facing charges in the US District Court in Tacoma, included three separate wire fraud counts, and these could cost her 20 years in prison.
The charges allege that Peguero used a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, the wife if star pitcher Felix Hernandez. She allegedly bought merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in 2012.

Marysville WA Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charges

A woman in Marysville WA pleaded guilty last week in US District Court in Seattle to a federal charge of unlawfully dealing in firearms. She also was charged with being a felon who owned a firearm, and distribution of meth.
Heather Chancey was the leader of four people who were indicted last summer by federal agents for dealing in firearms. The indictment stated that the group sold 50 firearms to an undercover agent, with many transactions happening in a parking lot at the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Federal Drug Charges Filed Against Man for Selling Pot to Minors

Federal charges were filed in September 2013 against Alejandro Castillo, who was accused of selling pot to minors. He was charged with two counts of possession and also two charges of intent to distribute.
An undercover operation showed that Castillo and his associates were selling pot to both middle school and high school students. On April 5, 2013, Seattle detectives observed 18 teenagers from 14-18 going to Castillo’s house in a three hour period and leaving with bags of pot.

Fast Food Workers in Seattle File Federal Charges Against Subway Chain

Fast food workers and community organizers in September 2013 filed federal charges against a large Seattle Subway franchise, as well as the national Subway corporation, for the firing of a fast food striker, whose termination allegedly was because of his leadership role in recent fast food strikes in the city.

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