Bellevue, WA
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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 30 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 33. 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 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Bellevue compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bellevue with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bellevue's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 1003, 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 29 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 35.

Bellevue Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Bellevue Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

144

4,175

4,319

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.00

28.90

29.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bellevue 1.00
Washington 3.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,003

in Bellevue

1 in 328

in Washington

Bellevue VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 144,444
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 24 55 65
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.38 0.45

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bellevue 28.90
Washington 31.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Bellevue

1 in 32

in Washington

Bellevue Property CRIMES

Population: 144,444
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 592 3,274 309
Rate per 1,000 4.10 22.67 2.14

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Bellevue Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bellevue 118
Washington 54