Character / Safety
Goal: Retain and enhance Redmond's distinctive character and high quality of life, including an abundance of parks, open space, good schools and recreational facilities.

Community Priority: I want to be safe where I live, learn, work and play.
left-right arrow No apparent overall positive or negative trend.

Public Safety. Average fire response times decreased by 49 seconds in 2013, to 5 minutes 47 seconds; average emergency medical response times improved by 11 seconds, to 5 minutes 52 seconds in 2013. Calls for service for fire and police both increased slightly, while call volumes for emergency medical services decreased slightly.  Part 1 property crimes increased 35 percent in 2013 while the number of Part 1 person crimes did not change.  Much of the increase in property crimes is due to motor vehicle prowls and shoplifting. The number of people participating in activities related to public safety increased from 2,500 in 2012 to 3,000 in 2013.

Education. The graduation rate at Redmond High School and in the Lake Washington School District as a whole decreased slightly in 2013 to 92 percent. The district now uses a federal definition of graduation to calculate graduation rates.

Parks and Open Space. This narrative is from 2010 and is updated every five years. Redmond meets citywide park acreage and trail mile objectives, but parks and trails are distributed in such a way that some neighborhoods have a deficit of neighborhood parks, access to trails, or both.

Baseline Observed Objective  Trend*
Parks and trails        
Park acres per thousand people 15.8
(2010)
15.8
(2010)
N/A
Trail miles per thousand people 0.41
(2010)
0.41
(2010)
N/A
Street trees 6,726
(2005)
7,810
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
Fire prevention        
Fires spreading beyond room of origin in structures with sprinklers 0
(2005)
0
(2013)
0 left-right arrow
Fire investigation reports where damage exceeds $10,000 7
(2005)
8
(2013)
0 left-right arrow
Occupancies inspected for fire safety (prevention program) 100%
(2008)
91%
(2013)
100% left-right arrow
Calls for service        
Fire calls for service per 1,000 population 34
(2008)
34
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
EMS calls for service per 1,000 population 82
(2008)
69
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
Police calls for service per 1,000 population 505
(2005)
426
(2013)
N/A  left-right arrow
Response times        
Average fire response time 6:21
(2008)
5:47
(2013)
N/A
Average EMS response time  6:28
(2008)
 5:52
(2013)
 N/A left-right arrow
(improving: less time)
Fire and EMS calls responded to in under 6 minutes 61%
(2009)
85%
(2013)
90% left-right arrow
Crime statistics        
Part 1 person crimes (homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) 78
(2007)
36
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
(improving: fewer crimes)
Part 1 property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft) 1,690
(2007)
1,632
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
Cases of identity theft 136
(2009)
142
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
Property crime clearance rate 20.6%
(2011)
16.7%
(2013)
20.0% down arrow
Person crime clearance rate 41.9%
(2011)
51.7%
(2013)
47.6% left-right arrow
Graduation rates        
Redmond High School graduation rate 92%
(2010)
92%
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
LWSD graduation rate 91%
(2010)
92%
(2013)
N/A left-right arrow
Feeling safe        
Daytime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods during the day) 96%
(2013)
96%
(2013)
N/A N/A
Nighttime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods at night) 83%
(2013)
83%
(2013)
N/A N/A
Number of people engaged in activities related to public safety 2,500
(2012)
3,000
(2013)
N/A N/A
* Trend over three most recent data points.



Contact:
Jeff Churchill
425-556-2492

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