Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.

Bedford, NH 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Bedford is safer than 71% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Hampshire, only on the order of 42% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bedford. If you live in Bedford, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 181. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 43.

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

For Bedford, 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 Bedford than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2963, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Bedford 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 Bedford than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 193.

Bedford Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 71% of U.S. cities.

Bedford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    New Hampshire

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,963

in Bedford

1 in 796

in New Hampshire

Bedford Violent Crimes

Population: 23,704
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.04 0.17

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20
    New Hampshire

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 193

in Bedford

1 in 99

in New Hampshire

Property Crimes

Population: 23,704
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 111 6
Rate per 1,000 0.25 4.68 0.25

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Bedford Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0
    New Hampshire

Popular Neighborhoods in Bedford

Zip Codes in Bedford, NH