Bothell, WA
Crime Rates


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Bothell, WA crime analytics

The crime rate in Bothell is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Bothell is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Bothell is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Bothell has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Bothell compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bothell with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bothell'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 Bothell 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 Bothell.

For Bothell, 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 Bothell than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1263, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bothell's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Bothell 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 Bothell is one in 39.

Bothell Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Bothell Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bothell 0.79
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,263

in Bothell

1 in 352

in Washington
Population: 42,939
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 11 21
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.05 0.26 0.49
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)

Bothell 25.38
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Bothell

1 in 29

in Washington
Bothell Property CRIMES
Population: 42,939
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 195 819 76
Rate per 1,000 4.54 19.07 1.77
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

Bothell Crimes Per Square Mile

Bothell 93
Washington 56