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 SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

PSI moves to 25 this week. Available officers drops to the lowest number of 869. Total number of officers that have left this year: 126.  At this rate SPD will lose 183 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 486.  In addition to the 140 officers that are currently unavailable, the net loss is 626 officers.

Separations Year to Date

  • January: 20
  • February: 13
  • March: 9
  • April: 17
  • May: 16
  • June: 33
  • July: 8
  • August: 8
  • September: 2

TOTAL: 126

PROJECTED SEPARATIONS FOR THE YEAR: 183

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