Burlington, IA
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Burlington, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 6 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Burlington is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 81% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Burlington is one in 172. Compared to communities within Iowa, Burlington‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 33% of the state's cities and towns.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Burlington, and we found that the crime rate in Burlington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Burlington is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Burlington does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Burlington.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Burlington's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Burlington is one in 801.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Burlington is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Burlington than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 220.

Burlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

81

(100 is safest)


Safer than 81% of U.S. Cities

Burlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

113

144

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.25

4.55

5.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burlington 1.25
Iowa 2.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 801

in Burlington

1 in 400

in Iowa

Burlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,838
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burlington 4.55
Iowa 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 220

in Burlington

1 in 59

in Iowa

Burlington Property CRIMES

Population: 24,838
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Burlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Burlington 9
Iowa 13