Reported Annual Crime In Bellingham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime355n/a (estimate)2,0981,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellingham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape6n/a35.531.240.4
Robbery2n/a11.878.8102.8
Assault26n/a153.6265.0248.5
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)201377386
Burglary26n/a153.6281.8468.9
Theft278n/a1,642.81,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft17n/a100.5118.3236.9
Property crime321n/a (estimate)1,8971,5612,451
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 8% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 26% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Bellingham, MA has 47% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 48% lower than the national average. In property crime, Bellingham, MA is 22% higher than the average of Massachusetts and is 23% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Franklin Town, MA32,3933295298
Cordaville, MA2,55064266330
Upton, MA3,31926362388
Hopkinton, MA2,50912377389
Sharon, MA6,01077341418
Hopedale, MA3,85867387455
Wellesley, MA28,85845547592
Bellingham, MA5,0552011,8972,098

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bellingham is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.75 daily crimes that occur in Bellingham.
  • Bellingham is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bellingham you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bellingham has increased by 4%.

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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 1.08 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.35 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Bellingham, MA is 1.88 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.92 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Bellingham, MA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.22 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.29 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 39% of cities in Massachusetts and 52% 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 498
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bellingham is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bellingham is 1 in 48
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 498 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 53. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bellingham, MA is 1 in 48.

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 3% and the rate of property crime in Bellingham, MA has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Bellingham, MA has increased by 4% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Colona, IL5,0571181,1971,315
Deale, MD5,0572881,3941,683
Bear Valley Springs, CA5,0583522,0192,370
Morganville, NJ5,05288552639
Chittenango, NY5,0524111,6892,100
Bellingham, MA5,0552011,8972,098
Source: The Bellingham, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.