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Crime rose slightly in Seattle in 2022, police data shows

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2023
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Year-end data from the Seattle Police Department shows the city's rate of crime rose slightly last year — but the number of homicides still trailed the 26-year record set in 2020. State of play: The yearly crime stats are often cited as evidence that Seattle is getting increasingly dangerous, but the picture from 2022 was a bit more nuanced. Driving the news: The violent crime rate in the city increased by about 1% year over year, according to the year-end report the Seattle Police Department released Tuesday. • The rate...

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