"Nothing surprises me in Yakima anymore," says Ciera Shelton. "Like with crime, kids in gangs, kids getting snatched up. It doesn't surprise me anymore, it's been bad."
For Ciera, seeing red and blue lights everyday was just too much.
"I said, 'It's time to go,'" says Ciera. "Really, I don't want to be here anymore."
She moved to the Seattle area last year so she wouldn't become a statistic.
Here's the latest information from 2010. That year, Yakima had more than 3,500 cases of theft. That's 40 out of every 1,000 people.
Yakima was second in stolen cars. Wapato took the top spot with 35 cases in a city with less than 5,000 people.
Wapato also lead the pack in burglaries. Twenty one out of every 1,000 people called police after a burglary. Toppenish came in third with 125 cases.
"My mother was born there and she said it was bad even when she lived there," says Ciera. "So, that doesn't surprise me either. That they're still at it."
We learned Sunnyside had its hands full in 2010 with violent crime. There were 6 homicides in the city limits. Granger had one homicide. And in Yakima, 12 people were murdered.
KIMA also learned Toppenish had the highest rate for rape cases in the lower valley at about one for every thousand people. It's also the highest when it comes to robberies. Almost three for every thousand people in Toppenish got robbed. Yakima had the most aggravated assaults by far.
Cities like Sunnyside are trying to tackle the problem with a new gang unit. Others struggle with a dwindling budget. But, all cities in the valley agree that crime can happen anywhere.
The FBI has crime records for every city in the Valley for at least the last five years.