Burlington, VT
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The crime rate in Burlington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Burlington is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Burlington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Vermont, Burlington has a crime rate that is higher than 99% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Burlington to other communities of similar population, then Burlington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Burlington does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Burlington occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Burlington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 416. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Burlington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Burlington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Burlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Burlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

102

1,626

1,728

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.40

38.30

40.70

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burlington 2.40
Vermont 1.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 416

in Burlington

1 in 847

in Vermont

Burlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,452
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 17 18 66
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.40 0.42 1.55

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burlington 38.30
Vermont 14.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Burlington

1 in 71

in Vermont

Burlington Property CRIMES

Population: 42,452
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 243 1,383 0
Rate per 1,000 5.72 32.58 0.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Burlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Burlington 112
Vermont 5