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 AUGUST 6, 2023
The PSI drops to a new low of 18 this week, as the number of available officers reaches the lowest point this year. Homicides are on track to surpass 2022 levels by October.
SPOG has been without a labor contract for over two 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: 48. The total number of officers that have left SPD since 10/2020 is 551. In addition to the 140 officers that are currently unavailable, the net loss is 699 officers.
Separations Year to Date
PROJECTED SEPARATIONS FOR THE YEAR: 118
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