Burien, WA
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Burien, 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

With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Burien 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 18. Within Washington, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Burien.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 50,997, Burien has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Burien does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Burien.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Burien 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 Burien.

For Burien, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Burien is one in 191.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Burien is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Burien, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 51 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Burien has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Burien is one in 77.

Burien Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Burien Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

267

2,581

2,848

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.24

50.61

55.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Burien 5.24
Washington 3.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 191

in Burien

1 in 331

in Washington

Burien VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 50,997
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 61 * 77 126
Rate per 1,000 0.06 1.20 1.51 2.47
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Burien 50.61
Washington 34.94

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Burien

1 in 29

in Washington

Burien Property CRIMES

Population: 50,997
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 551 1,364 666
Rate per 1,000 10.80 26.75 13.06

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

Burien Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Burien 386
Washington 58