Friday, April 3, 2015

SNOHOMISH COUNTY- Property Crimes a Problem in the County

According to an article published today by The Herald, Snohomish County accounts for 7 percent of the state’s property crime. The county has 11 percent of the state’s population. But, it accounts for 11 percent of the state’s arrests for property crime. Put another way, thieves conduct 50 property crimes (burglaries, thefts, car prowls, car thefts, vandalism) on an average day in the county.

Other statistics show that there were 17,655 reports of property crime in Snohomish County in 2013 while statewide the total exceeded a quarter million. And police in the county made 3,002 arrests for property crime.

What can you do? One thing is to make an inventory of your possessions with serial numbers, descriptions, and photos especially for valuables such as jewelry, electronics and tools. This can give detectives the information that they need to prove that a burglar has stolen property and return your property to you.

Police also recommend reporting a theft quickly because thieves often dump their loot quickly.

For more information for what you can do, go to:

Burglary Tip Sheet:

Burglary Prevention Article:

Operation ID:


The Herald:

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