This one surprised me, too, the most unsafe city in Washington is...

Depending on which publication you happen to be reading, the answers vary. Although, after a healthy search, it turns out that one city came up in numerous searches.

So, when you're looking for a city or town to make a living in, there is one that stands out to avoid. Normally, when searching for a home, you want an inviting community to feel safe n. One that feels inviting to your neighborhood and friends.

You can feel at ease that no Tri-Cities towns are deemed as unsafe.


In fact, Tri-Cities, Washington seem to check all the boxes when it comes to being most inviting. I've lived in Tri-Cities since 2014. First in Kennewick and now in Richland, I love living in Washington. I would consider Tri-Cities one of the BEST areas I've ever lived.


According to, the most dangerous cities in Washington are:

1. City of Tukwila
2. City of Yakima
3. City of Spokane
4. City of Burien
5. City of Tacoma
6. City of SeaTac
7. City of Centralia
8. City of Auburn
9. City of Longview
10. City of Bremerton (tie)
10. City of Port Orchard (tie)

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The criteria based on the rankings were based on murder, vehicle theft, rape, robbery, theft, assault, and burglary. Tukwila, according to the website:

ranked No. 1 on our list. The most shocking of these is probably the property crime, which ranked where it did because of the staggering 12,670 thefts per 100,000 people in 2012. All of these less than desirable stats lead to Tukwila locals having a 1 in 6 chance of being the victim of a crime.

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