Bellingham, WA
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Bellingham, WA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Bellingham has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Washington, more than 86% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bellingham.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bellingham 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 Bellingham; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 392. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bellingham is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bellingham, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Bellingham Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Bellingham Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

217

4,194

4,411

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.55

49.26

51.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bellingham 2.55
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 392

in Bellingham

1 in 352

in Washington

Bellingham VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 85,146
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 48 46 122
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.56 0.54 1.43

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
Bellingham 49.26
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Bellingham

1 in 29

in Washington

Bellingham Property CRIMES

Population: 85,146
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 554 3,476 164
Rate per 1,000 6.51 40.82 1.93

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

Bellingham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bellingham 157
Washington 56