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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBothell/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,022n/a (estimate)2,1563,7322,324
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)78376370
Vehicle theft113n/a238.4639.3282.7
Property crime985n/a (estimate)2,0783,3561,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bothell, WA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Bothell is 7.3% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 37 violent crimes reported in Bothell, equivalent to 78 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 78.9%. Additionally, Bothell recorded 985 property crimes, amounting to 2078 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 6.3%.

When evaluating the Bothell crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Bothell crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Bothell has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 78 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Bothell ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Bothell maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Bothell, 2078 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Bothell?

What do the local residents think about crime in Bothell? Well, based on a recent survey of 25 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 76% of Bothell residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 24% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Bothell a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Bothell, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Bothell presents a total crime rate that is 7% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Bothell experiences an average of 2.8 daily crimes, comprising 0.1 violent incidents and 2.7 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Bothell Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Bothell. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Bothell has decreased by 12.3%. Violent crimes have decreased by 30.2%, while property crimes have decreased by 11.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bothell

In Bothell, the current unemployment rate stands at 3.4%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Bothell crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Bothell crime rates. Bothell registers a population density of 3401.9 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Bothell, 92.2% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Bothell crime map

The Bothell crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bothell as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bothell crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bothell crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Bothell crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Bothell are 79% lower than the national average
      • In Bothell you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Bothell is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Bothell has decreased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Bothell (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Bothell for every 100,000 residents. The Bothell total amount of daily crime is 1.73 times less than the Washington average and 1.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bothell, is 4.81 times less than the Washington average, and it is 4.74 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Bothell has a daily crime average that is 1.62 times less than the Washington average and 1.06 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Bothell (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Washington and all other cities across the US, is Bothell safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Bothell is safer than 78% of other cities in the state of Washington. In addition, Bothell is safer than 59% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Washington and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Bothell. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Bothell is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bothell

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bothell is 1 in 1282
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bothell is 1 in 49
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bothell is 1 in 47
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Bothell, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1282. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 49 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Bothell is 1 in 47.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Bothell is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Bothell has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 29% in Bothell, while property crimes in Bothell have decreased by 10%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

        Bothell police department

        Item Bothell Washington National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)778,169558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.23.3
        There are a total of 77 Bothell police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.3% greater than the Washington average and 31.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Washington

        State Total offenders Washington /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ames Lake, WA1,31753471524
        Yarrow Point, WA1,35353471524
        Lake Marcel-Stillwater, WA1,34653471524
        Duvall, WA7,97957558615
        High Bridge, WA3,06566586652
        Clyde Hill, WA3,36072639711
        Cathcart, WA2,27873655729
        Bothell, WA46,386782,0782,156

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        Middletown, CT46,4061021,6321,733
        Mansfield, OH46,4504793,1963,674
        Titusville, FL46,3075391,7952,334
        Everett, MA46,2753501,3531,703
        Potomac, MD46,256172706878
        Bothell, WA46,386782,0782,156
        Source: The Bothell, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.