Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleBurbank/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,140n/a (estimate)3,0332,8432,324
Violent crime321n/a (estimate)310500370
Vehicle theft295n/a285.0471.9282.7
Property crime2,819n/a (estimate)2,7232,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Burbank, CA

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 Burbank is 30.5% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 321 violent crimes reported in Burbank, equivalent to 310 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 16.1%. Additionally, Burbank recorded 2819 property crimes, amounting to 2723 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 39.3%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Burbank?

What do the local residents think about crime in Burbank? Well, based on a recent survey of 40 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 90% of Burbank residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 10% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Burbank a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Burbank is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Burbank has a total crime rate that is 31% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 8.6 daily crimes (0.88 violent daily crimes and 7.72 daily property crimes) in Burbank.

Has Crime in Burbank Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Burbank. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Burbank has increased by 18.6%. Violent crimes have increased by 84.5%, while property crimes have increased by 14%. 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 Burbank

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 Burbank crime rates. Burbank registers a population density of 5972 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Burbank has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.27 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

In Burbank, the average rental rates are $1,763 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Burbank crime map

The Burbank crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Burbank 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 Burbank crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Burbank 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

      • Burbank crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Burbank are 16% lower than the national average
      • In Burbank you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Burbank is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Burbank has increased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Burbank (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Burbank for every 100,000 residents. The Burbank total amount of daily crime is 1.07 times more than the California average and 1.31 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Burbank, is 1.61 times less than the California average, and it is 1.19 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Burbank has a daily crime average that is 1.16 times more than the California average and 1.39 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Burbank (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Burbank, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Burbank safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Burbank is safer than 46% of California cities, and 27% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Burbank. At this time, Burbank sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burbank

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burbank is 1 in 323
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burbank is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Burbank is 1 in 33
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Burbank, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 323. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 37 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 Burbank is 1 in 33.

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

        Determining whether Burbank is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Burbank violent crime rates have increased by 82%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Burbank has increased by 17% in the same time frame.

        Burbank police department

        Item Burbank California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23851,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.63.3
        There are a total of 238 Burbank police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.3% less than the California average and 30.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% 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
        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        Ladera Heights, CA6,419163762925
        Marina del Rey, CA10,065175822998
        East Pasadena, CA6,0251798381,017
        Stevenson Ranch, CA18,9802089771,185
        Santa Clarita, CA212,5191631,0911,254
        View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6212561,2001,456
        Burbank, CA103,4113102,7233,033

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Rialto, CA103,5495022,9033,405
        El Cajon, CA103,2494691,6092,078
        San Mateo, CA103,6193042,3492,654
        Las Cruces, NM102,9506175,3405,957
        Sparks, NV102,8954172,0112,429
        Burbank, CA103,4113102,7233,033
        Source: The Burbank, CA 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.