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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 75%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWhatcom Falls/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,940576 (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 crime25149 (estimate)273294379
Burglary323n/a351.4453.6340.5
Theft2,251n/a2,449.21,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft115n/a125.1320.5219.9
Property crime2,689527 (estimate)2,9262,6822,110

Key findings

  • Whatcom Falls crime rates are 77% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Whatcom Falls are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Whatcom Falls you have a 1 in 174 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Whatcom Falls is safer than 96% of the cities in Washington
  • Year over year crime in Bellingham has decreased by 19%

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

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      Daily Crime In Whatcom Falls (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Whatcom Falls

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Whatcom Falls is 1 in 2041
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Whatcom Falls is 1 in 190
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Whatcom Falls is 1 in 174

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

      Bellingham police department

      ItemWhatcom FallsBellinghamWashington
      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
      Peaceful Valley, WA3,5032061,8782,084
      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 Whatcom Falls, 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.