Reported Annual Crime In Bedford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBedford/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime362n/a (estimate)5,6242,0622,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBedford/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.64.9
Rape7n/a108.727.938.6
Robbery4n/a62.153.0101.9
Assault19n/a295.2110.2237.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)466196373
Burglary23n/a357.3254.6491.4
Theft302n/a4,691.61,515.21,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a108.796.8220.2
Property crime332n/a (estimate)5,1581,8672,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Bedford, VA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Bedford, VA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Bedford, VA is 173% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Virginia, and when compared with the national average, is 97% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Bedford, VA has 138% higher than violent crime rate than Virginia average, while remaining 25% higher than the national average. In property crime, Bedford, VA is 176% higher than the average of Virginia and is 107% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bedford is 97% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.41 daily crimes that occur in Bedford.
  • Bedford is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bedford you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bedford has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Bedford (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bedford, VA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Virginia and on a national level. In Bedford, VA the total number of daily crimes is 2.73 times more than the Virginia average and 1.97 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bedford, VA is 2.38 times more than the Virginia average and 1.25 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bedford, VA has a daily crime rate that is 2.76 times more than the Virginia average and 2.07 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bedford (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Bedford, VA compared to other areas of Virginia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Bedford, VA safer than 4% when compared to other Virginia cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Virginia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Bedford, VA. At this time, Bedford, VA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bedford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bedford is 1 in 215
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bedford is 1 in 20
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 18
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Bedford, VA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Bedford, VA, then there is a 1 in 215 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 20. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Bedford, VA.

Year Over Year Crime In Bedford (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Bedford, VA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Bedford, VA has increased by 128% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Bedford, VA has decreased by 9% in the same time frame.

Bedford police department

ItemBedfordVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)248,827556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.83.23.3
There are a total of 24 Bedford police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.3% greater than the Virginia average and 17.6% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Virginia

StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
Virginia18,938258222
There are a total of 18,938 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 258 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 16% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Buchanan, VA1,075959071,002
Forest, VA9,9991821,7351,917
Montvale, VA7052752,6222,898
Big Island, VA2892822,6832,965
Altavista, VA3,456873,6973,784
Bedford, VA6,5084665,1585,624

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Irvington, NY6,506124522645
Eagle, CO6,511106698804
Crozet, VA6,5111421,3521,495
Lawrence, NY6,511124522645
Spring Lake Park, MN6,5035253,7374,262
Bedford, VA6,5084665,1585,624
Source: The Bedford, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.