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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 2022 crime rate in Burlington, VT is 368 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.5% U.S. cities. The 2022 Burlington crime rate rose by 39% compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Burlington has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Burlington, VT is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Burlington:

368.3
Winooski:

340.6
South Burlington:

268.3
Colchester:

173.7
Essex:

117.1
Shelburne:

93.9
Williston:

151.4
Milton:

99.4
Hinesburg:

24.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Burlington by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
3
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.7)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.7)
1
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(11.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(30.9)
16
(37.7)
18
(42.4)
21
(49.3)
5
(11.8)
2
(4.7)
20
(47.4)
17
(40.0)
24
(56.8)
25
(59.2)
41
(95.4)
39
(91.0)
19
(44.2)
14
(31.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(36.1)
15
(35.4)
15
(35.3)
16
(37.5)
12
(28.4)
7
(16.6)
21
(49.8)
21
(49.5)
11
(26.0)
10
(23.7)
12
(27.9)
17
(39.7)
8
(18.6)
12
(26.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
96
(247.5)
90
(212.2)
105
(247.3)
75
(176.0)
59
(139.7)
49
(116.0)
67
(158.9)
108
(254.4)
105
(248.6)
65
(154.0)
102
(237.4)
102
(238.0)
125
(291.1)
152
(340.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
236
(608.3)
235
(554.0)
280
(659.4)
350
(821.3)
252
(596.7)
177
(418.9)
237
(562.1)
179
(421.6)
227
(537.5)
118
(279.5)
108
(251.4)
109
(254.3)
202
(470.4)
175
(391.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,498
(3,861)
1,214
(2,862)
1,230
(2,897)
1,395
(3,273)
1,203
(2,848)
1,220
(2,887)
1,260
(2,989)
1,180
(2,779)
951
(2,252)
705
(1,670)
975
(2,270)
910
(2,123)
1,223
(2,848)
1,804
(4,037)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(82.5)
43
(101.4)
26
(61.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
9
(21.3)
11
(26.1)
25
(58.2)
20
(46.7)
100
(232.9)
312
(698.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(5.2)
5
(11.8)
2
(4.7)
1
(2.3)
5
(11.8)
6
(14.2)
5
(11.9)
9
(21.2)
3
(7.1)
3
(7.1)
2
(4.7)
3
(7.0)
4
(9.3)
5
(11.2)
City-Data.com crime index288.7249.3275.0274.3201.6176.8248.3238.4241.9178.5254.6243.4264.7368.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 79 registered sex offenders living in Burlington, Vermont as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burlington is 542 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Burlington:

237.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Burlington:

199.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Burlington:

234.5
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Burlington:

237.4
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Burlington:

152.8
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Burlington:

203.6
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Burlington:

192.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

156.5
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Burlington:

71.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Burlington:

95.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Burlington:

156.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Burlington:

197.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Burlington:

166.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

172.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

225.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

150.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

179.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Burlington:

151.7
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Burlington:

384.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Burlington:

271.4
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Burlington:

164.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Burlington:

172.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Burlington:

143.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Burlington:

223.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Burlington:

223.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Burlington:

261.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Burlington:

228.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Burlington:

261.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Burlington:

327.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Burlington:

285.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Burlington:

269.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Burlington:

327.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Burlington:

328.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Burlington:

262.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Burlington:

227.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Burlington:

267.9
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 99 (69 officers - 57 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Vermont average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 121 (86 officers - 73 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Vermont average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 133 (93 officers - 78 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Vermont average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 135 (98 officers - 85 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 139 (98 officers - 85 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 134 (96 officers - 84 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Vermont average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 134 (99 officers - 84 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Vermont average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 134 (95 officers - 81 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Vermont average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 127 (94 officers - 79 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Vermont average:

1.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 126 (91 officers - 75 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Vermont average:

3.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 128 (94 officers - 78 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Vermont average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 128 (88 officers - 71 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Vermont average:

3.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 127 (93 officers - 76 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Vermont average:

3.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 121 (89 officers - 75 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Vermont average:

3.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 129 (97 officers - 86 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Vermont average:

3.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 127 (96 officers - 85 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Vermont average:

3.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 137 (99 officers - 88 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Vermont average:

3.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 133 (97 officers - 88 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Vermont average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 131 (94 officers - 85 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
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.