Public Safety

The City of Everett's top priority is ensuring a safe community that is inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Mayor Franklin has identified specific initiatives and work to help improve the safety of the Everett community:
  • The youth, gang and gun violence directive issued in 2018 has already yielded results in combating gang and gun violence
  • The Safe Streets programs help address the complex issues of homelessness, mental illness, crime and addiction on our streets
  • The City is focused on community policing work through a recently established Chief's Advisory Board, Everett Police participation in the FBI use-of-force database, beginning to track non-criminal bias incidents, and deploying additional proactive public safety resources based on statistics.

Violent Crime Rate
The violent crime rate is defined as the number of reported violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Violent crime figures include offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crime rates correlate to the probability of arrest, the probability of imprisonment, level of social capital, and collective efficacy. This data was retrieved from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
How is Everett trending?

Violent crimes per 100,000 residents dropped by approximately 31% from 2017-2021, and is now below the United States violent crime rate.

Serious and fatal injury traffic accidents
This number represents fatal and serious injury traffic accidents by year on all roads within a jurisdiction per 10,000 residents. This is a standard metric commonly used to inform transportation and road safety policy and planning. Everett Police has a dedicated Traffic Safety Unit that includes two motorcycle officers, as well as patrol traffic units within each sector in the Operations Division. EPD also participates in the Target Zero emphasis patrols and receives grant funding from the state to conduct pro-active traffic enforcement operations involving distracted driving, DUI, seatbelt enforcement and pedestrian safety. This data was retrieved from Washington Department of Transportation.
How is Everett trending?

Fatal and serious injury traffic accidents per 10,000 residents have trended up and is higher than Washington State.