Total crime 23%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsBirchwood/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,5503,162 (estimate)3,9353,2582,580
Violent crime204300 (estimate)226312381
Vehicle theft165n/a182.9367.3228.9
Property crime3,3462,862 (estimate)3,7092,9462,200

Key findings

  • Birchwood crime rates are 23% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Birchwood are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Birchwood you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Birchwood is safer than 52% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Bellingham has decreased by 32%

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      Daily Crime In Birchwood (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Birchwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Birchwood is 1 in 334
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Birchwood is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Birchwood is 1 in 32

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

      Bellingham police department

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

      Sex offenders in Washington

      StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
      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, WA2,63088835924
      Nooksack, WA1,7631441,3591,503
      Lynden, WA13,2041231,4031,526
      Everson, WA2,5551541,4521,605
      Blaine, WA4,9881821,7181,900
      Alger, WA1561921,8122,003
      Ferndale, WA12,6661112,1332,244
      Bellingham, WA84,4622263,7093,935

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bend, OR84,4161662,1342,301
      Edinburg, TX84,3993293,5153,845
      Trenton, NJ84,5591,1622,9464,107
      Riverview, FL84,5904502,6703,121
      Champaign, IL84,6726822,2622,944
      Bellingham, WA84,4622263,7093,935
      Source: The Birchwood, Bellingham, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.