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.
RightArrowGreen Condition: positive
Trend: maintaining

Public Safety. Average fire response times increased by 44 seconds in 2014, to 6 minutes 31 seconds; average emergency medical response times improved by 1 second, to 5 minutes 51 seconds in 2014.

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 92.1 percent in 2013 to 93.0 percent in 2014.

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 a deficit of neighborhood parks, access to trails, or both.

Baseline Observed Objective  Current Condition and 6-year Trend
Parks and trails        
Park acres per thousand people 15.8
(2010)
15.8
(2010)
6.5
(2030)
RightArrowGreen
Trail miles per thousand people 0.41
(2010)
0.41
(2010)
0.45
(2030)
RightArrowGreen
Street trees 6,726
(2005)
7,805
(2014)
UpArrowGreen
Fire prevention        
Fires spreading beyond room of origin in structures with sprinklers 0
  (2005)
0
(2014)
0 RightArrowGreen
Fire investigation reports where damage exceeds $10,000 7
(2005)
5
(2014)
0 RightArrowYellow
Occupancies inspected for fire safety (prevention program) 100%
(2008)
63%
(2014)
100% DownArrowGreen
Calls for service        
Fire calls for service per 1,000 population 34
(2008)
33
(2014)
N/A DownArrowGreen
EMS calls for service per 1,000 population 82
(2008)
72
(2014)
N/A DownArrowGreen
Police calls for service per 1,000 population 505
(2005)
426
(2013)
N/A DownArrowGreen
Response times        
Average fire response time 6:21
(2008)
6:31
(2014)
N/A
Average EMS response time 6:28
(2008)
5:51
(2014)
N/A
Fire and EMS calls responded to in under 6 minutes 61%
(2009)
84%
(2014)
90%
Crime statistics        
Part 1 person crimes (homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) 78
(2007)
36
(2013)
N/A UpArrowGreen
(improving: fewer crimes)
Part 1 property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft) 1,690
(2007)
1,632
(2013)
N/A RightArrowGreen
Cases of identity theft 136
(2009)
142
(2013)
N/A DownArrowRed
(worsening: more crimes)
Crime clearance rate 21%
(2011)
27%
(2014)
25%
(2016)
UpArrowGreen
Graduation rates        
Redmond High School graduation rate 92%
(2010)
93%
(2014)
N/A UpArrowGreen
LWSD graduation rate 91%
(2010)
90%
(2014)
N/A DownArrowGreen
Feeling safe        
Daytime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods during the day) 96%
(2013)
98%
(2015)
N/A RightArrowGreen
Nighttime safety (percent feeling very or mostly safe in their neighborhoods at night) 86%
(1998)
84%
(2015)
N/A DownArrowYellow
Number of people engaged in activities related to public safety 2,500
(2012)
3,000
(2013)
N/A RightArrowGreen
* Where six years of data are available.
Current condition indicated by GreenCircle YellowCircle RedCircle. Trend indicated by UpArrowDownArrowRightArrow.



Contact:
Jeff Churchill
425-556-2492

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