Bethesda, MD
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Bethesda, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bethesda is 1 in 68. How does Bethesda fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Bethesda's crime rate is lower than approximately 60% of Maryland communities.

However, 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Bethesda's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Bethesda is one in 904.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Bethesda; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Bethesda Crime Data

 

Crime Index

51

(100 is safest)


Safer than 51% of U.S. Cities

Bethesda Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

71

873

944

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.11

13.60

14.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethesda 1.11
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 904

in Bethesda

1 in 219

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: 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
Bethesda 13.60
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Bethesda

1 in 43

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: 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

Bethesda Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bethesda 71
Maryland 57