Bedford, PA
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Bedford, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Bedford has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 74. How does Bedford fare compared to other communities in Pennsylvania of all population sizes? Bedford's crime rate is lower than approximately 46% of Pennsylvania communities.

How does the crime rate in Bedford compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Bedford with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Bedford's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 1371, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Bedford; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Bedford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

56

(100 is safest)


Safer than 56% of U.S. Cities

Bedford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

35

37

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.73

12.76

13.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bedford 0.73
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,371

in Bedford

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Bedford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,742
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.73

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 12.76
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 78

in Bedford

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Bedford Property CRIMES

Population: 2,742
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8 27 0
Rate per 1,000 2.92 9.85 0.00

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 33
Pennsylvania 51

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