Bell, CA
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The crime rate in Bell is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Bell is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Bell has a crime rate that is higher than 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Bell compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bell 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'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 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.

For Bell, 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 Bell is one in 162.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bell's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Bell 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 is one in 46.

Importantly, we found that Bell 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 is one in 262.

Bell Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Bell Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

224

780

1,004

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.19

21.54

27.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bell 6.19
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 162

in Bell

1 in 235

in California
Bell VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 36,205
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 17 71 135
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.47 1.96 3.73
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 21.54
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Bell

1 in 38

in California
Bell Property CRIMES
Population: 36,205
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 195 447 138
Rate per 1,000 5.39 12.35 3.81
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 Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bell 383
California 90