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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 13%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,739 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)366 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,374 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Burlington crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burlington are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burlington is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burlington has decreased by 43%

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

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      Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlington is 1 in 274
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlington is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington is 1 in 37

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

      Burlington police department

      ItemBurlingtonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)543,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
      There are a total of 54 Burlington police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.8% greater than the Iowa average and 35.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Beaverdale, IA1,385104673777
      Danville, IA1,079110717828
      Mediapolis, IA1,536113732844
      New London, IA1,945119770889
      Oquawka, IL1,4632059301,135
      Dallas City, IL1,2332301,0341,264
      Denmark, IA2993322,1552,487
      Burlington, IA25,4923662,3742,739

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Reading, MA25,49012458470
      Alvin, TX25,5002392,4522,692
      Madison, MS25,473391,0401,079
      Zanesville, OH25,4673514,2264,577
      Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4473872,1972,584
      Burlington, IA25,4923662,3742,739
      Source: The Burlington, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.