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Total crime 87%
Violent crime 144%
Property crime 78%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,219n/a (estimate)4,8321,9422,580
Murder2n/a7.91.75.0
Rape14n/a55.530.942.6
Robbery16n/a63.429.586.2
Assault202n/a800.7187.9246.8
Violent crime234n/a (estimate)928250381
Burglary240n/a951.4352.6376.0
Theft671n/a2,659.91,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft74n/a293.3148.5228.9
Property crime985n/a (estimate)3,9051,6922,200

Key findings

  • Burlington crime rates are 87% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burlington are 144% higher than the national average
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burlington is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burlington has not changed

Burlington crime map

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      Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Burlington, IA per 100,000 people. In Burlington, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.49 times more than the Iowa average and 1.87 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Burlington is 3.71 times more than the Iowa average and 2.44 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Burlington has a daily crime rate that is 2.31 times more than the Iowa average and 1.78 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Burlington (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Burlington to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Burlington safe? The gauges above illustrate that Burlington is safer than 2% of every city located within Iowa along with 4% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Burlington, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlington is 1 in 108
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlington is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington is 1 in 21
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Burlington, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 108. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 26 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 Burlington is 1 in 21.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Burlington, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Burlington has not changed, while the property crime rate in Burlington has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Burlington has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      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
      Dallas City, IL1,233227341568
      Beaverdale, IA1,38597657754
      Danville, IA1,079103700803
      Mediapolis, IA1,536105714819
      New London, IA1,945111751862
      Oquawka, IL1,4632049741,178
      Denmark, IA2993112,1032,414
      Burlington, IA25,4929283,9054,832

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Reading, MA25,49019548567
      Alvin, TX25,5002131,7431,955
      Madison, MS25,473709331,003
      Zanesville, OH25,4674733,7294,202
      Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4473942,3362,731
      Burlington, IA25,4929283,9054,832
      Source: The Burlington, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.