Bethesda, MD
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Bethesda, MD 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Bethesda is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (60%) and also has a lower crime rate than 70% of the communities in Maryland, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Bethesda is one in 98 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 39.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Bethesda, and we found that the crime rate in Bethesda is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Bethesda 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 Bethesda 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 Bethesda.

For Bethesda, 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 Bethesda than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1258, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Bethesda; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Bethesda Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Bethesda Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

51

601

652

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.79

9.37

10.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethesda 0.79
Maryland 4.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,258

in Bethesda

1 in 213

in Maryland

Bethesda VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 64,169
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethesda 9.37
Maryland 20.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Bethesda

1 in 49

in Maryland

Bethesda Property CRIMES

Population: 64,169
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Bethesda Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bethesda 49
Maryland 52