Bell Gardens, CA
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The crime rate in Bell Gardens is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Bell Gardens is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Bell Gardens is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Bell Gardens has a crime rate that is higher than 49% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Bell Gardens compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bell Gardens with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bell Gardens's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bell Gardens occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Bell Gardens; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 306. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bell Gardens's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens is one in 54.

Importantly, we found that Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens is one in 142.

Bell Gardens Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Bell Gardens Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

141

792

933

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.27

18.37

21.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bell Gardens 3.27
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 306

in Bell Gardens

1 in 235

in California
Bell Gardens VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 43,106
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 53 82
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 1.23 1.90
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
Bell Gardens 18.37
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Bell Gardens

1 in 38

in California
Bell Gardens Property CRIMES
Population: 43,106
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 92 397 303
Rate per 1,000 2.13 9.21 7.03
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

Bell Gardens Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bell Gardens 379
California 90