Reported Annual Crime In Bellingham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime341n/a (estimate)2,0202,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape5n/a29.630.538.6
Robbery10n/a59.277.8101.9
Assault18n/a106.6280.7237.8
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)196391373
Burglary34n/a201.4322.2491.4
Theft265n/a1,570.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft9n/a53.3118.8220.2
Property crime308n/a (estimate)1,8251,6912,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Bellingham, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Bellingham, MA, 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 Bellingham, MA is 3% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 29% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Bellingham, MA has 50% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 48% lower than the national average. In property crime, Bellingham, MA is 8% higher than the average of Massachusetts and is 27% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bellingham is 29% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.53 daily crimes that occur in Bellingham.
  • Bellingham is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bellingham you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bellingham has increased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Bellingham (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bellingham, MA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national scale. In Bellingham, MA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.03 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.42 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Bellingham, MA is 2.00 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.91 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Bellingham, MA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.08 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.36 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Bellingham (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Bellingham, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bellingham, MA being safer than 48% of cities in Massachusetts and 54% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bellingham, MA. In conclusion, Bellingham, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bellingham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bellingham is 1 in 512
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bellingham is 1 in 55
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bellingham is 1 in 50
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bellingham, MA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Bellingham, MA, you have a 1 in 512 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 55. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bellingham, MA is 1 in 50.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Bellingham, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Bellingham, MA has increased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Bellingham, MA has increased by 13%. The total crime rate in Bellingham, MA has increased by 12% year to year.

Bellingham police department

ItemBellinghamMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3311,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
There are a total of 33 Bellingham police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.7% less than the Massachusetts average and 39.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dover, MA2,2490269269
Hopkinton, MA2,5090318318
Franklin Town, MA32,39312335347
Cordaville, MA2,55067288354
Sharon, MA6,0100416416
Bellingham, MA5,0551961,8252,020

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Colona, IL5,057391,2761,315
Deale, MD5,0572791,4131,692
Bear Valley Springs, CA5,0583372,0702,407
Morganville, NJ5,05291581672
Chittenango, NY5,0524151,7522,168
Bellingham, MA5,0551961,8252,020
Source: The Bellingham, MA 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.