Bethel, AK
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Bethel, AK crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Bethel is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bethel is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Bethel is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alaska, Bethel has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bethel to other communities of similar population, then Bethel crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bethel does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bethel does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bethel.

For Bethel, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bethel is one in 69.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Bethel experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bethel's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Bethel a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bethel is one in 38.

Importantly, we found that Bethel has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bethel is one in 170.

Bethel Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Bethel Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

94

172

266

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

14.57

26.67

41.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethel 14.57
Alaska 7.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 69

in Bethel

1 in 137

in Alaska

Bethel VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,450
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 20 9 63
Rate per 1,000 0.31 3.10 1.40 9.77

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethel 26.67
Alaska 28.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Bethel

1 in 35

in Alaska

Bethel Property CRIMES

Population: 6,450
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 58 76 38
Rate per 1,000 8.99 11.78 5.89

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bethel Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bethel 5
Alaska 8

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