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.
Condition:
GreenCircle
Trend:
RightArrow


Public Safety.
  The target fire and emergency medical response times are six minutes for urban areas, eight minutes for suburban areas and 10 minutes for rural areas. In 2015 responses met response time targets 86 percent of the time in urban areas and 97 percent of the time in suburban and rural areas.

Education. The Lake Washington School District graduation rate decreased slightly from 91.7 percent in 2013 to 90.2 percent in 2014. Redmond High School saw its graduation rate increase from 93.0 percent in 2014 to 94.4 percent in 2015.


Parks and Open Space. Redmond meets citywide park acreage and nearly meets citywide trail mile objectives, but parks and trails are distributed in such a way that some neighborhoods have less availability of neighborhood parks, access to trails, or both.


Condition: GreenCircle = good, YellowCircle = fair, RedCircle = poor. Trend: UpArrow= improving, RightArrow =maintaining, DownArrow = worsening.

Observation Objective Condition 6-year Trend*
Parks and trails        
Park acres per thousand people 15.4
(2015)
6.5
(2030)
GreenCircle UpArrow
Trail miles per thousand people 0.70
(2015)
 0.45
(2030)
GreenCircle UpArrow
Street trees 7,802
(2015)
  GreenCircle RightArrow
Fire prevention        
Fires spreading beyond room of origin in structures with sprinklers 0
(2015)
 0 GreenCircle RightArrow
Fire investigation reports where damage exceeds $10,000 10
(2015)
YellowCircle DownArrow
(worsening: more reports)
Fire inspections initiated for multifamily and commercial structures 100%
(2015)
 100% GreenCircle n/a
Calls for service        
Fire calls for service per 1,000 population 30
(2015)
 N/A GreenCircle fewer calls
EMS calls for service per 1,000 population 72
(2015)
N/A GreenCircle fewer calls
Police calls for service per 1,000 population 431
(2015)
 N/A GreenCircle fewer calls
Response times  
Urban fire suppression calls responded to within response time standard 86%
(2015)
90%
YellowCircle n/a
Suburban fire suppression calls responded to within response time standard  97%
(2015)
90% GreenCircle n/a
Rural fire suppression calls responded to within response time standard  97%
(2015)
90% GreenCircle n/a
Urban EMS calls responded to within response time standard 90%
(2015)
90% GreenCircle n/a
Suburban EMS calls responded to within response time standard 95%
(2015)
90% GreenCircle n/a
Rural EMS calls responded to within response time standard 96%
(2015)
90% GreenCircle n/a
Crime statistics        
Crime rate per 1,000 population 56.7
(2015)
50
(2016)
 YellowCircle DownArrow
(worsening: more crimes)
Part 1 person crimes (homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) 73
(2015)
 N/A YellowCircle RightArrow
Part 1 property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft) 1,839
(2015)
 N/A YellowCircle DownArrow
(worsening: more crimes)
Fraud, including identity theft 362
(2015)
N/A YellowCircle DownArrow
(worsening: more crimes)
Crime clearance rate 29%
(2015)
 25%
(2016)
GreenCircle UpArrow
Graduation rates        
Redmond High School graduation rate 94%
(2015)
 N/A GreenCircle RightArrow
LWSD graduation rate 92%
(2015)
 N/A GreenCircle RightArrow
Building and fire insurance ratings
 Building code effectiveness classification (1-10, 1 is best) 2
(2014)
2 GreenCircle RightArrow
 Fire protection rating (1-10, 1 is best) 3
(2014)
3 GreenCircle RightArrow
Feeling safe        
Daytime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods during the day) 98%
(2016)
N/A GreenCircle RightArrow
Nighttime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods at night) 81%
(2016)
 N/A YellowCircle DownArrow
Number of people engaged in activities related to public safety 3,361
(2015)
N/A GreenCircle RightArrow
* Where six years of data are available.



Contact:
Jeff Churchill
425-556-2492

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