Bethesda, MD
Crime Rates



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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 (62%) and also has a lower crime rate than 73% 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 91 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 36.

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 1887, 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 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Bethesda Crime Data

 

Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Bethesda Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

34

674

708

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.53

10.50

11.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethesda 0.53
Maryland 5.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,887

in Bethesda

1 in 200

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: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bethesda 10.50
Maryland 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 95

in Bethesda

1 in 45

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: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Bethesda Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bethesda 53
Maryland 57