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Crime rate in Burlington, Vermont (VT): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Burlington, VT compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Burlington, VT

The 2018 crime rate in Burlington, VT was 181 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 63.6% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Burlington crime rate fell by 24% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1. In the last 5 years Burlington has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Burlington, VT is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Burlington:

181.5
Winooski:

199.4
South Burlington:

222.3
Colchester:

88.8
Essex:

77.9
Shelburne:

45.0
Williston:

111.6
Milton:

116.7
Hinesburg:

45.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Burlington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
23
(59.6)
22
(57.7)
19
(49.5)
12
(30.9)
15
(35.6)
21
(49.7)
22
(52.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(41.5)
18
(47.2)
23
(59.9)
14
(36.1)
18
(42.7)
11
(26.0)
10
(23.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
115
(298.1)
95
(249.0)
110
(286.7)
92
(237.2)
65
(154.2)
99
(234.4)
82
(194.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
260
(673.9)
359
(940.9)
253
(659.4)
235
(605.8)
228
(540.8)
223
(528.1)
120
(284.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,260
(3,266)
1,268
(3,323)
1,358
(3,539)
1,493
(3,849)
1,222
(2,898)
941
(2,228)
704
(1,668)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
44
(114.0)
46
(120.6)
43
(112.1)
32
(82.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
13
(30.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(7.8)
4
(10.5)
6
(15.6)
2
(5.2)
5
(11.9)
3
(7.1)
3
(7.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)311.8318.5311.6285.9230.6225.3181.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Vermont and other state lists, there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Burlington, Vermont as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burlington is 612 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Burlington:

165.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Burlington:

184.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

138.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

167.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

222.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

205.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

234.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2003
Burlington:

149.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Burlington:

109.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Burlington:

144.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Burlington:

217.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

253.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

326.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

325.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

372.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

315.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2003
Burlington:

202.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Burlington:

257.6
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 135 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 139 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 134 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Vermont average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 134 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Vermont average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 134 (95 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Vermont average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 127 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Vermont average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 126 (91 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Vermont average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 128 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Vermont average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 128 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Vermont average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 127 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Vermont average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 121 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 129 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Vermont average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 127 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Vermont average:

3.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 137 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Vermont average:

3.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 133 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Vermont average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 131 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Vermont average:

2.69

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Burlington, VT
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 05401, 05405, 05408.