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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 81%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsColumbia/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,9404,033 (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 crime251222 (estimate)273294379
Burglary323n/a351.4453.6340.5
Theft2,251n/a2,449.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a125.1320.5219.9
Property crime2,6893,811 (estimate)2,9262,6822,110

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 62% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 41% lower than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 50% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Bellingham has decreased by 19%

Columbia crime map

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 451
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 25

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

      Bellingham police department

      ItemColumbiaBellinghamWashington
      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
      Alger, WA1561811,6491,830
      Lynden, WA13,204931,7401,832
      Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,4922041,8572,061
      Sudden Valley, WA6,8182482,2602,508
      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 Columbia, 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.