A friend of mine tipped me off to the website spotcrime dot com, and they have crime stats on Yakima at this link. It's no secret that there's a crime problem in Yakima (or any other city in the US for that matter.) Part of changing or reducing the amount of crime in Yakima is to do your part by reporting suspicious activity in your neighborhood. You can also make it more difficult for criminals by putting up lights around your place and joining or starting a neighborhood block watch. To get more information on block watch or crime prevention tips call the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200.