June 12, 2012
Crime declined in Issaquah last year, although as the rates of violent crimes and property crimes tumbled, robberies and burglaries increased from the prior year.
The information for Issaquah — from a report on crime statewide — showed a 12.2 percent drop in the overall crime rate for the city last year. The violent crime rate dipped 26.8 percent as the number of reported forcible rapes and aggravated assaults dropped. The property crime declined during 2011 by 11.6 percent, as police responded to fewer arsons, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts.
Still, despite the overall decline, the city experienced a 40 percent increase in robberies, a violent crime, and a 19.8 percent increase in burglary, a property crime. The number of robberies reported to police inched upward between 2010 and last year. Police also responded to more burglaries in 2010 than 2011.
June 12, 2012
Local law enforcement agencies classify offenses as Group A or Group B in reporting incidents to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.
December 29, 2008
2008 news stories revisited
From an increase in robberies to the demise of the proposed Southeast Bypass, 2008 was action packed in Issaquah. Lightning and snow storms, a stronger Moroccan connection and business closures all made headlines.
In no particular order, here are updates on our pick of the top 10 news stories of the year: Read more