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 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 9 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Bethesda is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 65% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bethesda is one in 114. Compared to communities within Maryland, Bethesda‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 79% of the state's cities and towns.

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 1689, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Bethesda is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Bethesda than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 122.

Bethesda Crime Data

 

Crime Index

65

(100 is safest)


Safer than 65% of U.S. Cities

Bethesda Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

527

565

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.59

8.21

8.80

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.59
4.54
National Median: 4
    Bethesda
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,689

in Bethesda

1 in 220

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: 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
8.21
19.5
National Median: 21
    Bethesda
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 122

in Bethesda

1 in 51

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: 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

Bethesda Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
42
50
National Median: 28.3
    Bethesda
    Maryland