Conversely, the number of property crimes in Bonney Lake increased from 496 in 2011 to 529 in 2012. In Sumner, the number dropped noticeably from 532 cases in 2011 to 469.
The numbers were released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reported a nationwide increase of violent crimes and a decrease of property crimes after compiling crime data from 18,000 jurisdictions in 50 states.
The rate of violent crime for Washington’s cities increased by 0.1 percent (per 100,000 people), and its property crime rate increased by 2.2 percent (per 100,000 people) from 2011 to 2012.
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports also included the number of police officers in the nation’s police departments. Bonney Lake has 1.6 sworn officers for every 1,000 residents while Sumner has 1.9 officers for each 1,000 residents.