Bellevue feels very safe. Granted, there was a burglary in my neighborhood recently, but the police response time is stellar. They were here within maybe 4 or 5 minutes and they already had leads as to who the perpetrators were. Additionally, I constantly see police vehicles cruising up and down the streets, at least 1 each day I drive. The officers seem to be friendly and professional from the encounters I have heard of. Bellevue feels like a safe suburb, without having a sleepy small town attitude. Police are vigilant and highly visible.