D+
Total crime 16%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 18%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsBirchwood/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,9402,890 (estimate)3,1992,9762,489
Murder4n/a4.42.65.0
Rape28n/a30.543.842.6
Robbery61n/a66.467.681.6
Assault158n/a171.9179.9250.2
Violent crime251402 (estimate)273294379
Burglary323n/a351.4453.6340.5
Theft2,251n/a2,449.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a125.1320.5219.9
Property crime2,6892,488 (estimate)2,9262,6822,110

Key findings

  • Birchwood crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Birchwood are 6% higher than the national average
  • In Birchwood you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Birchwood is safer than 49% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Bellingham has decreased by 19%

Birchwood crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Birchwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Birchwood as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Birchwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Birchwood

See all the best places to live around Birchwood

Compare Bellingham, WA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Birchwood?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Birchwood?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Birchwood poll results

      Daily Crime In Birchwood (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Birchwood (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Birchwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Birchwood is 1 in 249
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Birchwood is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Birchwood is 1 in 35

      Year Over Year Crime In Bellingham (per 100,000 people)

      Bellingham police department

      ItemBirchwoodBellinghamWashington
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1578,169
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.92.2

      Sex offenders in Washington

      StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
      Washington6,688107266
      There are a total of 6,688 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 107 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 60% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Geneva, WA2,63083760844
      Everson, WA2,55523903926
      Nooksack, WA1,7631361,2371,373
      Blaine, WA4,9881711,5641,735
      Alger, WA1561811,6491,830
      Lynden, WA13,204931,7401,832
      Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,4922041,8572,061
      Bellingham, WA84,4622732,9263,199

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bend, OR84,4161531,9082,061
      Edinburg, TX84,3992792,9333,211
      Trenton, NJ84,5591,1232,0943,217
      Riverview, FL84,5904422,5112,953
      Champaign, IL84,6729302,4783,409
      Bellingham, WA84,4622732,9263,199
      Source: The Birchwood, Bellingham, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.