FBI: Violent crime increased, property crime declined in Issaquah

September 15, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 15, 2010

Violent crimes in Issaquah inched upward last year, but property crimes made a sharp drop from 2008 levels.

FBI crime figures released Monday show 19 violent crimes and 633 property crimes reported in Issaquah last year. People reported 17 violent crimes and 814 property crimes to the Issaquah Police Department in 2008. The slight rise in violent crime marks a five-year high.

Violent crime is identified as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The breakdown for last year shows no murders, four forcible rapes, nine robberies and six aggravated assaults.

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