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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 66%
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. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,940840 (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 crime251119 (estimate)273294379
Burglary323n/a351.4453.6340.5
Theft2,251n/a2,449.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a125.1320.5219.9
Property crime2,689721 (estimate)2,9262,6822,110

Key findings

  • South crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South are 69% lower than the national average
  • In South you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South is safer than 92% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Bellingham has decreased by 19%

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The South crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South 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 South crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In South (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South is 1 in 841
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South is 1 in 120

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

      Bellingham police department

      ItemSouthBellinghamWashington
      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
      Alger, WA1561811,6491,830
      Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,4922041,8572,061
      Sudden Valley, WA6,8182482,2602,508
      Birch Bay, WA8,1072882,6322,920
      Ferndale, WA12,6663222,9353,257
      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 South, 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.