Bemidji, MN
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With a crime rate of 92 per one thousand residents, Bemidji has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 11. Within Minnesota, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bemidji.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 14,594, Bemidji has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Bemidji does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Bemidji.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bemidji 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 Bemidji.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bemidji occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Bemidji; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 256. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Bemidji experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bemidji is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bemidji, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 11, which is a rate of 88 per one thousand population.

Bemidji Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Bemidji Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

1,280

1,337

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.91

87.71

91.61

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bemidji 3.91
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 256

in Bemidji

1 in 412

in Minnesota
Bemidji VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 14,594
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 9 11 35
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.62 0.75 2.40
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
Bemidji 87.71
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 11

in Bemidji

1 in 45

in Minnesota
Bemidji Property CRIMES
Population: 14,594
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 1,168 32
Rate per 1,000 5.48 80.03 2.19
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

Bemidji Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bemidji 95
Minnesota 21