For the Record
Have you heard something related to the City around town, on social media, or in the newspaper, and want to know if it's true? The City of Burlingame's "For the Record" Page is dedicated to providing residents the facts about varying issues and concerns of broad interest within the Burlingame community.
When misinformation about important City projects or programs is widely disseminated in the community, the City will respond with available information and post it here.
If you'd heard a rumor that is not addressed here and would like more information from the City, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burlingame Crime Data
June 23, 2021
What we are hearing: There has been an overall uptick in crime in Burlingame.
Here's the truth: Look at the charts below to see year-over-year crime data since 2015, organized by type of crime.
Please note, the 2021 data only includes the average number of monthly incidents from January 2021 through May 2021.
Crime data is available on the City's website 24/7. When you want the facts or you want to learn about crimes in your particular neighborhood, visit the Burlingame Police Department's Crime and Arrest Map here. Click on specific pins on the map to learn more details about a specific incident or filter data by date, date ranges, and types of crimes. Click on the “Bulletin” tab on the left menu bar to view the daily police blotter.
Washington Park Safety
What we are hearing: There have been many muggings in Washington Park.
Here's the truth: One mugging has been reported to the Burlingame Police Department this year.
On February 28, 2020, Burlingame Police received reports of a robbery or "mugging" in Washington Park. The incident occurred at 7:15 p.m. along the path that runs north of the tennis courts. The victim was a 13 year old Burlingame Intermediate School student. He was approached by four juveniles who demanded his cellphone. When the victim refused, the assailants punched him several times, grabbed the phone, and fled on foot to the east. In addition to this reported mugging, there have been a few recent fights at Washington Park involving local high school students.
These types of incidents can make the park feel unsafe. The Police Department is taking the following actions:
1. In recent years, the police sub-station was moved to the Recreation Center. An officer and police vehicle will now be parked there.
2. The Police Department will be stationing its School Resource Office in the Park for approximately one hour at the end of the school day so that students will feel safe walking through the park after school.
3. Police Community Resource Officers will be monitoring and conducting walking checks of the park around sundown (when a majority of issues are taking place).
4. Police patrol officers will be monitoring and conducting walking checks of the park at all times throughout the day and night.
These activities will continue through the foreseeable future in hopes of alleviating the problem activity.
Please remember that sharing experiences on Nextdoor and other social media is not the same as reporting an incident to the police. Please report incidents directly to the Burlingame Police Department at 911 or 650-777-4100.
Click here to view the Police blotter and crime map statistics.
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What we are hearing: The City can view all conversations between residents on Nextdoor.
Here's the truth: The City cannot view conversations between residents on Nextoor.
The City of Burlingame is a public agency on Nextdoor. As a public agency, City staff may post messages, view responses, and receive private messages from residents. The City cannot view conversations between residents.
Click here to learn more about Nextdoor’s policy about conversations between residents.
As a reminder, members of the City Council are not considered staff. They are residents of Burlingame, and Nextdoor’s agency rules do not apply to residents. Click here to learn about the Burlingame City Council.
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