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 OCTOBER 15, 2023

PSI is 18 for this week as SPD drops to the lowest number of available officers to date. Homicides explode to 66 bringing Seattle closer to shattering the record of 69 set in 1994. It’s simple: SEATTLE NEEDS MORE COPS.

SPOG has been without a labor contract for over two and a half years. It’s time for a safer Seattle. A fair and competitive contract is necessary to retain the remaining officers and recruit qualified applicants.

Officer retention is crucial to maintaining public safety.  The total number of officers that have left this year: 86.  The total number of officers that have left SPD since 10/2020 is 589.  In addition to the 140 officers that are currently unavailable, the net loss is 729 officers.

Separations Year to Date

  • January: 12
  • February: 11
  • March: 6
  • April: 6
  • May: 10
  • June: 17
  • July: 7
  • August: 4
  • September: 7
  • October: 6
  • November:
  • December:

TOTAL: 86

PROJECTED SEPARATIONS FOR THE YEAR: 111

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