Total crime 67%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 89%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlingame/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,218n/a (estimate)3,9132,5812,346
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)215442388
Vehicle theft130n/a417.7427.6246.0
Property crime1,151n/a (estimate)3,6982,1391,958

Key findings

  • Burlingame crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burlingame are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Burlingame you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burlingame is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burlingame has decreased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Burlingame (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Burlingame, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Burlingame are 1.52 times more than the California average and 1.67 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Burlingame are 2.05 times less than than California and 1.80 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Burlingame are 1.73 times more than than California and 1.89 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Burlingame (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Burlingame in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Burlingame safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Burlingame being safer than 33% of cities in California and 25% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Burlingame. In conclusion, Burlingame ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlingame

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlingame is 1 in 465
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlingame is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlingame is 1 in 26
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Burlingame, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 465. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 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 Burlingame is 1 in 26.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Burlingame is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Burlingame has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 11% in Burlingame, while property crimes in Burlingame have decreased by 4%. Total crime has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Burlingame police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
      There are a total of 53 Burlingame police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.1% less than the California average and 44.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ladera, CA1,51462300362
      Montara, CA2,89569336405
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115556670
      Woodside, CA5,496144696839
      Burlingame, CA30,1182153,6983,913

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Holly Springs, NC30,126789341,013
      Orcutt, CA30,1094862,3532,840
      Lawrenceville, GA30,1274982,4992,997
      Spring Valley, CA30,1285392,6083,147
      Myrtle Beach, SC30,1061,3808,71610,096
      Burlingame, CA30,1182153,6983,913
      Source: The Burlingame, CA 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.