Reported Annual Crime In Burlington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,219n/a (estimate)4,8322,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a7.93.35.3
Rape14n/a55.539.241.7
Robbery16n/a63.439.898.0
Assault202n/a800.7211.0248.9
Violent crime234n/a (estimate)928293383
Burglary240n/a951.4479.3430.4
Theft671n/a2,659.91,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft74n/a293.3177.4237.4
Property crime985n/a (estimate)3,9052,1252,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Burlington, IA. The total number of reported crimes in Burlington, IA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Burlington, IA crime rate is 100% higher than the Iowa average and is 76% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Burlington, IA has a violent crime rate that is 216% higher than the Iowa average and 142% higher than the national average. For property crime, Burlington, IA is 84% higher than the Iowa average and 65% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Burlington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Burlington is 76% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.24 daily crimes that occur in Burlington.
  • Burlington is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Burlington has increased by 8%.

Compare Burlington, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Burlington, IA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national scale. In Burlington, IA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.00 times more than the Iowa average and 1.76 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Burlington, IA is 3.16 times more than the Iowa average and 2.42 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Burlington, IA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.84 times more than the Iowa average and 1.65 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Burlington (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Burlington, IA compared to every other city in Iowa as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Burlington, IA ranks safer than 2% of every city located within Iowa along with 5% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Burlington, IA. As a result, Burlington, IA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Burlington, IA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Burlington, IA 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, IA is 1 in 21.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Burlington, IA 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 Burlington, IA has increased by 39%, while the property crime rate in Burlington, IA has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Burlington, IA has increased by 8% 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
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Beaverdale, IA1,385114825939
Danville, IA1,0791218791,000
Mediapolis, IA1,5361248971,020
New London, IA1,9451309441,074
Dallas City, IL1,2332211,0121,233
Oquawka, IL1,4632211,0131,235
Gulf Port, IL215272,4162,943
Burlington, IA25,4929283,9054,832

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Alvin, TX25,5001851,8312,016
Madison, MS25,47342953995
Zanesville, OH25,4673934,5454,938
Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4474182,5722,990
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 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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