The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Jeremy Burnham
Reporter 

New report shows crime in Ritzville down

Annual report shows Ritzville's reported crime rate dropped by 5.9% in 2018

 

Last updated 7/25/2019 at 11:08am

Journal photo by Jeremy Burnham

The Ritzville Police Department. According to an annual report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Ritzville ended 2018 with 191 reported crimes, down from 203 in 2017, a drop of 5.9%.

The crime rate in Ritzville dropped by 5.9% in 2018 in comparison to 2017, according to the Crime in Washington Annual Report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Ritzville ended the year with 191 reported crimes, down from 203 in 2017. The crime rate for the year was 115.1.

The crime rate is the number of crimes per 1,000 people in the city. While Ritzville's rate is down, it is still appreciably higher than the only other city in Adams County, Othello.

While Othello had many more crimes in 2018 (570), its crime rate per 1,000 people was lower (68.9).

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