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Crime Report for Bellingham,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Bellingham, is 1.9 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Bellingham Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Bellingham, has a violent crime rate of 230 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 420 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Bellingham 230
WA 420
National 676

Bellingham, is in the 54% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 54% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 54% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Bellingham, or said another way, 46% of cities in have crime rates higher than Bellingham.


  Review crime rate data for Bellingham,

Crime Bellingham WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 229.7 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 2.5 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 29.2 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 74.9 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 123.1 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 5530.2 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 813.4 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 4460.4 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 256.3 559.3 382.3
Arson 29.2 27.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Bellingham, has a property crime rate of 5530.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4771.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Bellingham 5530.2
WA 4771.5
National 3727



Bellingham Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 82
National Percentile Rank - 90