Safety Measures

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results 50 per 1000 exceeds target

Crime Rates

Description: Measures crime rates per 1,000 population as benchmarked against rates for the State of Washington

Results 2016: (updated August 2017) 50 per 1,000 population

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Importance: Crime rates are a measure of community safety which have a direct impact on the quality of life of citizens, businesses, and visitors.


Target: Annual crime rate less than or equal to crime rates for the State of Washington (2016: 50 per 1000)

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation. 

 

results 88.5% near target

Fire Suppression & EMS Response Times

Description: Measures time from when crews are dispatched to when they arrive on scene of an emergency incident

Results: 2014: RFD response times were within standards 88.5% of the time

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Importance: Faster response times improve patient outcomes and reduce fire loss.


Target: Arrive at scene of an incident within time standard for 90% of emergency responses.

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



results 96% day and 81% night near target

Feeling Safe

Description: Percent of community responding that they feel safe in their neighborhoods during the day and at night

Results 2017: (updated August 2017) 96% feel safe during the day; 81% feel safe at night

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Importance: A feeling of safety is essential to maintaining a thriving community.


Target: Greater than 85%

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



results 25% meets target

Police: Case Clearance Rates

Description: Measures percent of cases that are closed due to solvability factors such as arrest and case bundling

Results 2016: (updated August 2017) Redmond’s case clearance rate was 25%

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Importance: Clearance rates reflect the efficacy of case investigations and help illustrate the impact of prolific criminals responsible for crime sprees.


Target:Clearance rates equal to or greater than those of the State of Washington (25% for 2016)

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.



results 2 and 3 meets target

Building Code and Fire Protection Class Rating

Description: Ratings of community’s fire protection capability and building code effectiveness; uses Wash. Surveying and Rating Bureau scales from 1 to 10 where “1” is exemplary 

Results 2014: Building Code = 2; Community Protection Class = 3

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Importance: Used by insurance companies to help establish premiums for fire and building insurance; better ratings generally correlate to lower insurance premiums.


Target: Building Code = 2; Community Protection Class = 3.

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Performance measure mapping: this measure has previously been reported in Community Indicators, and within Budgeting by Priorities documentation.