Reported Annual Crime In Burien

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurien/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,282n/a (estimate)4,4333,4782,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurien/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a7.83.15.3
Rapen/an/an/a44.041.7
Robbery74n/a143.772.898.0
Assault115n/a223.4184.6248.9
Violent crime193n/a (estimate)375305394
Burglary449n/a872.2590.4430.4
Theft1,097n/a2,131.02,194.41,694.4
Vehicle theft543n/a1,054.8388.8237.4
Property crime2,089n/a (estimate)4,0583,1742,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Burien, WA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Burien, WA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Burien, WA crime rates are 27% higher than in comparison to the Washington mean and are 61% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Burien, WA has a rate that is 23% higher than the Washington average; compared to the United States, it is 5% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Burien, WA is 28% higher than its state's mean, and 72% higher than the country's average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Burien is 61% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.14 daily crimes that occur in Burien.
  • Burien is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Burien you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Burien has decreased by 13%.

Compare Burien, WA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Burien (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Burien, WA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Washington as well as those across America as a whole. The Burien, WA total amount of daily offenses is 1.27 times more than the Washington average and 1.61 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Burien, WA is 1.23 times more than the Washington average, and it is 1.05 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Burien, WA has a daily crime figure that is 1.28 times more than the Washington average and 1.72 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Burien (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Burien, WA compared to every other city in Washington as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Burien, WA ranks safer than 18% of every city located within Washington along with 20% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Burien, WA. As a result, Burien, WA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 267
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burien is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Burien is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Burien, WA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Burien, WA you have a 1 in 267 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Burien, WA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Burien, WA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Burien, WA has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Burien, WA has decreased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Burien, WA has decreased by 13% 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
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Yarrow Point, WA1,14943445488
Browns Point, WA1,18743445488
Clyde Hill, WA3,1970573573
Canterwood, WA3,40958605662
Sammamish, WA62,13623681705
Shadow Lake, WA2,75569720789
Lake Holm, WA3,11172754827
Burien, WA50,1873754,0584,433

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Charleston, WV50,2101,1727,2078,379
Aliso Viejo, CA50,21985758843
Rowland Heights, CA50,2814702,6163,086
Caldwell, ID50,2882561,9512,206
Edina, MN49,976442,0432,088
Burien, WA50,1873754,0584,433
Source: The Burien, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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