Bedford, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 288. This equates to a crime rate of 3 per 1,000 residents, making Bedford one of the safest communities in nation. Bedford's crime rate is not the lowest in Massachusetts, however. Approximately 16% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts have a lower crime rate, according to FBI crime statistics.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Bedford, and we found that the crime rate in Bedford is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Bedford is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bedford 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 Bedford.

For Bedford, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Bedford than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2018, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Bedford compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Bedford is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Bedford is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Bedford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

91

(100 is safest)


Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Bedford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

42

49

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.50

2.97

3.47

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.5
3.28
National Median: 4
    Bedford
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,018

in Bedford

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Bedford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,123
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.42

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
2.97
11.8
National Median: 21
    Bedford
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 336

in Bedford

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Bedford Property CRIMES

Population: 14,123
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2 39 1
Rate per 1,000 0.14 2.76 0.07

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Bedford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
4
20
National Median: 28.3
    Bedford
    Massachusetts

Popular Neighborhoods in Bedford

Zip Codes in Bedford, MA