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Crime Report for Burien,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Burien, is 0.8 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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Burien Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Burien, has a violent crime rate of 603 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

Burien 603
WA 420
National 676

Burien, is in the 91% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 83% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 91% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Burien, or said another way, 9% of cities in have crime rates higher than Burien.


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Crime Burien WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 603.0 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 12.8 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 89.3 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 226.5 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 274.4 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 4712.5 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 1212.4 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 2692.9 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 807.2 559.3 382.3
Arson 38.3 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.


Burien, has a property crime rate of 4712.5 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

Burien 4712.5
WA 4771.5
National 3727



Burien Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 70
National Percentile Rank - 84