A recent article by The Chronicle shows that Winlock has a higher violent crime rate than any other small city in Lewis County (excluding Centralia), while Toledo and Napavine their neighboring cities had zero violent crimes in 2016. City Violent Crime Property Crime
*The crime rates in the above table were calculated by The Chronicle using FBI statistic's to give the number of crimes per 10,000 population.
Winlock has the highest violent and property crimes of any city reported in south county, Toledo and Napavine had zero violent crimes and were much lower with in property crimes.
Winlock has contracted with the Toledo Police Department since 2015, there were 3 reported violent crimes in 2016 and 30 reported property crimes. Toledo had no reported violent crimes and only 10 reported property crimes. Napavine also had no reported violent crimes and 13 property crimes.
Centralia has the highest violent crime rate of 40.5/10,000 and 600/10,000 in property crimes. Winlock is second in the county for violent crimes and 3rd in the county for property crimes.