Seattle Public Safety Index

A Numeric Measurement of Seattle’s Public Safety Level

“The Seattle Public Safety Index (SPSI) is the first numerical measurement of Seattle’s current public safety level.  With the unprecedented rise of violent crime in Seattle, it was time to share accurate crime data with Seattle residents” said Mike Solan, President of SPOG.

The SPSI measures the true level of public safety in Seattle by factoring in the current number of deployable officers, weekly crime data, historical crime trends and polling of Seattle residents in each of the city’s police precincts to gain an accurate accounting of the public safety level in Seattle.  The SPSI is updated weekly.

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2022

The PSI drops to a new low of 22 this week as the City Council votes to remove 80 officer positions from the SPD budget.  [READ MORE]

It’s been one year, 11 months and one day days since the labor contract with the city of Seattle has expired. The total number of officers that have left this year: 145.  At this rate SPD will lose 158 officers by the end of the year.  Officer retention is crucial to maintaining public safety.  The total number of officers that have left SPD since 10/2020 is 505.  In addition to the 140 officers that are currently unavailable, the net loss is 640 officers.

Separations Year to Date

  • January: 20
  • February: 13
  • March: 9
  • April: 17
  • May: 16
  • June: 33
  • July: 8
  • August: 10
  • September: 8
  • October: 6
  • November: 5

TOTAL: 145

PROJECTED SEPARATIONS FOR THE YEAR: 158

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