New Bedford, MA
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The crime rate in New Bedford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 New Bedford is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, New Bedford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, New Bedford has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found New Bedford to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare New Bedford to other communities of similar population, then New Bedford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how New Bedford 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 New 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 New Bedford.

For New Bedford, 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 New Bedford is one in 174.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Bedford's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes New Bedford 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 New Bedford is one in 36.

New Bedford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

New Bedford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

547

2,633

3,180

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.76

27.73

33.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
New Bedford 5.76
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 174

in New Bedford

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

New Bedford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 94,958
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
New Bedford 27.73
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in New Bedford

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

New Bedford Property CRIMES

Population: 94,958
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

New Bedford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
New Bedford 157
Massachusetts 27