Bedford, OH
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The crime rate in Bedford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bedford is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Bedford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Ohio, Bedford has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bedford to other communities of similar population, then Bedford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bedford does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bedford 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 Bedford; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 472. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bedford is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bedford, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Bedford has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bedford is one in 283.

Bedford Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Bedford Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

491

518

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.12

38.52

40.64

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bedford 2.12
Ohio 2.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 472

in Bedford

1 in 343

in Ohio
Bedford VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,747
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 * 11 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.31 0.86 0.94
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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
Bedford 38.52
Ohio 25.88
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Bedford

1 in 39

in Ohio
Bedford Property CRIMES
Population: 12,747
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 415 45
Rate per 1,000 2.43 32.56 3.53
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

Bedford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bedford 96
Ohio 33