Reported Annual Crime In Bellingham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,409n/a (estimate)4,9733,4782,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.33.15.3
Rape56n/a63.244.041.7
Robbery73n/a82.372.898.0
Assault127n/a143.3184.6248.9
Violent crime258n/a (estimate)291305383
Burglary552n/a622.7590.4430.4
Theft3,435n/a3,874.72,194.41,694.4
Vehicle theft164n/a185.0388.8237.4
Property crime4,151n/a (estimate)4,6823,1742,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Bellingham, WA. All reported Bellingham, WA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Bellingham, WA overall crime rate is 43% higher than in comparison to the Washington average; and is also 81% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Bellingham, WA, the rate is 4% lower than compared to the Washington average, and 24% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Bellingham, WA comes in at 48% higher than to the average seen in Washington, and 98% higher than the overall national average.

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The Bellingham crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bellingham as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Bellingham crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bellingham is 81% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.63 daily crimes that occur in Bellingham.
  • Bellingham is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bellingham you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bellingham has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Bellingham (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bellingham, WA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Washington and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Bellingham, WA are 1.43 times more than the Washington average and 1.81 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Bellingham, WA are 1.05 times less than than Washington and 1.32 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bellingham, WA are 1.48 times more than than Washington and 1.98 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bellingham (higher is better)

How safe is Bellingham, WA compared to other cities in Washington and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bellingham, WA is safer than 21% of the cities in Washington and 21% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Washington and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bellingham, WA. Overall, Bellingham, WA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bellingham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bellingham is 1 in 344
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bellingham is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bellingham is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Bellingham, WA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Bellingham, WA you have a 1 in 344 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bellingham, WA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bellingham, WA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Bellingham, WA has increased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Bellingham, WA has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Bellingham, WA has decreased by 2% year to year.

Bellingham police department

ItemBellinghamWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1578,169558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 157 Bellingham police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.4% less than the Washington average and 41.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Washington

StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Everson, WA2,55524949972
Geneva, WA2,63086900986
Lynden, WA13,204631,3211,384
Nooksack, WA1,7631401,4641,605
Alger, WA1561871,9522,139
Ferndale, WA12,6661452,1012,246
Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,4922112,1982,409
Bellingham, WA84,4622914,6824,973

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Bend, OR84,4161642,0902,254
Edinburg, TX84,3993343,7654,098
Trenton, NJ84,5591,2862,6043,889
Riverview, FL84,5904772,9393,417
Champaign, IL84,6727242,9963,720
Bellingham, WA84,4622914,6824,973
Source: The Bellingham, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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