Bedford, MA
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Bedford, MA crime analytics


Bedford's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in both Massachusetts and the nation. Bedford's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Bedford is one in 221.

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 1771, which is a violent crime rate of 1 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 4 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

93

(100 is safest)


Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Bedford Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

56

64

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.56

3.95

4.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bedford 0.56
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,771

in Bedford

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Bedford VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 14,171
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.21 0.35
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
Bedford 3.95
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 253

in Bedford

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Bedford Property CRIMES
Population: 14,171
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 38 3
Rate per 1,000 1.06 2.68 0.21
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

Bedford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bedford 5
Massachusetts 27

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