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Washington State Patrol
PO Box 42633
Olympia, WA   98504-2633

p (360) 534-2000 x3     f (360) 534-2072

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Washington State Patrol
Identification and Criminal History Section
PO Box 42633
Olympia, WA   98504-2633

p (360) 705-5100     f (360) 570-5277

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Washington Department of Corrections
Office of the Secretary
410 W. 5th, MS-41118
Olympia, WA   98504-1118

p (360) 725-8213     f (360) 664-4056

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The Guide to Washington Court Records
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Washington Crime Stats

Washington Criminal Records Statistics

Washington Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 233,542

Number of crimes per capita: 6140.18

Most "dangerous" Washington city: Tukwila

Crime Threat Level: 5

Other states with a crime threat level of 5:
Oklahoma - Texas

Washington Criminal Activity Breakdown

Washington Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 130
Rapes: 1,796
Robberies: 5,577
Assaults: 9,395
Property Crime: 142,135

Washington exceeds the national average in:
Rape, Burglary, Theft, Vehicle Theft

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Tips on washington Background Searches

There are two main ways to request Washington criminal records. They can be done online or via mail. The Washington State Patrol website outlines the two request methods and the details on who may request them as well as how long the requester should allow for the inquiry to be answered.

Washington criminal records may be requested online for a $10 fee payable by credit card. The fee applies to each name searched. Mailed requests are $17. You may follow the link given on the Washington State Patrol website, or you may go directly to the WATCH (Washington Access to Criminal History) website. You will need to login with credit card information for an online request. All relevant forms for mailed requests are available on the WATCH website. Fingerprint based searches are $26.

Online results appear right away, while mailed requested could take one to two weeks.

Criminal history record information can be requested by certified criminal justice agencies or by the public. Agencies have access to full identification and criminal history information. Public access only provides conviction information, which includes the incident that led to conviction. Information regarding pending arrest offenses and a note if the crime is related to kidnapping or sexual offense.