Bellevue, WA
Crime Rates

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Bellevue, WA 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Bellevue is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Bellevue is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Bellevue is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Bellevue has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bellevue to other communities of similar population, then Bellevue crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue.

For Bellevue, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Bellevue than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1017, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bellevue's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Bellevue a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bellevue is one in 31.

Bellevue Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Bellevue Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bellevue 0.98
Washington 3.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,017

in Bellevue

1 in 331

in Washington


Population: 141,400
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 61 64
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.10 0.43 0.45


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bellevue 32.78
Washington 34.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Bellevue

1 in 29

in Washington

Bellevue Property CRIMES

Population: 141,400
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 877 3,458 300
Rate per 1,000 6.20 24.46 2.12

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bellevue Crimes Per Square Mile

Bellevue 131
Washington 58