For the past couple of years, I've had concerns for some of my family who live in Seattle. Mainly in the neighborhoods surrounding Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, aka CHAZ. I'll be honest; I didn't really know what went on there, just what the news and social media showed. I've been skeptical of that all my life, but just because I may not buy all the information coming to me doesn't mean I don't worry. Now, I know that the whole situation occurred in the middle of 2020, so why should I worry now? I can't help it; I'm a worrier. Is that area of Seattle still dangerous? Possibly. Are there a lot of great people living there? Yes! Does it make the top 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Seattle? Yes!

What Can You Do To Stay Safe In Seattle?

What can you do to be safe in Seattle, let alone anywhere you might be? These tips might seem like common sense, but common sense is hardly ever common. Be aware of your surroundings and know the neighborhood. Carry protection and travel with a group of people.

How Is The Danger Level For Seattle, Washington Ranked?

According to, these findings are based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people in each of the neighborhoods. The results are also compared to the crime average of Seattle. These are estimates so far in 2022.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington

10: Capitol Hill at 41% more crime than the Seattle average.
9: International District at 42% more crime than the Seattle average.

8: Lower Queen Anne at 50% more crime than the Seattle average.

7: Haller Lake at 80% more crime than the Seattle average.

6: Northgate at 139% more crime than the Seattle average.

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5: Atlantic at 146% more crime than the Seattle average.
4: South Lake Union at 148% more crime than the Seattle average.

3: First Hill at 185% more crime than the Seattle average.

2: Belltown at 218% more crime than the Seattle average.

1: Sand Point at 337% more crime than the Seattle average.




Other Sources For The Crime Rate in Seattle, Washington

While looking into this topic, I found two maps that were very helpful. For a basic map showing which neighborhoods are the safest, as well as the areas you want to be on your guard in, was an interesting site to check out. If you are more curious about crime statistics in the neighborhoods, check out the Seattle Police Department’s Crime Dashboard here. This is indeed another great resource.

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