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Total crime 98%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 115%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurien/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,414n/a (estimate)4,6533,0262,346
Murder4n/a7.73.96.5
Rape26n/a50.134.838.4
Robbery64n/a123.467.473.9
Assault137n/a264.1187.6279.7
Violent crime231n/a (estimate)445294388
Burglary455n/a877.0522.1314.2
Theft1,244n/a2,397.91,854.21,398.0
Vehicle theft484n/a932.9356.1246.0
Property crime2,183n/a (estimate)4,2082,7321,958

Key findings

  • Burien crime rates are 98% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burien are 15% higher than the national average
  • In Burien you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burien is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burien has increased by 27%

Burien crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Burien (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Burien for every 100,000 residents. The Burien total amount of daily crime is 1.54 times more than the Washington average and 1.98 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Burien, is 1.52 times more than the Washington average, and it is 1.15 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Burien has a daily crime average that is 1.54 times more than the Washington average and 2.15 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Burien (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Burien to every other city in Washington, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Burien safe? The gauges above illustrate that Burien is safer than 7% of every city located within Washington along with 14% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Washington and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Burien, WA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burien

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burien is 1 in 225
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burien is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Burien is 1 in 22
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Burien, Washington you have a 1 in 225 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Burien.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Burien, WA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Burien has increased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Burien has increased by 26% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Burien has increased by 27% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Burien police department

      ItemBurienWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)678,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
      There are a total of 67 Burien police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Washington average and 39.9% less than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Browns Point, WA1,18741383425
      Canterwood, WA3,40956520576
      Sammamish, WA62,13625661686
      Shadow Lake, WA2,75567620687
      Lake Holm, WA3,11170649719
      Meadowdale, WA2,99881754835
      Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,51281756837
      Burien, WA50,1874454,2084,653

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      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charleston, WV50,2109214,6095,530
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21955755810
      Rowland Heights, CA50,2814632,2412,704
      Caldwell, ID50,2883501,7212,071
      Edina, MN49,976801,7451,825
      Burien, WA50,1874454,2084,653
      Source: The Burien, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.