Reported Annual Crime In New Bedford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Bedford/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,743n/a (estimate)3,9601,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Bedford/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a3.22.05.3
Rape31n/a32.831.240.4
Robbery238n/a251.878.8102.8
Assault547n/a578.7265.0248.5
Violent crime819n/a (estimate)866377386
Burglary615n/a650.6281.8468.9
Theft2,035n/a2,152.91,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft274n/a289.9118.3236.9
Property crime2,924n/a (estimate)3,0931,5612,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in New Bedford, MA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in New Bedford, MA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall New Bedford, MA crime rates are 104% higher than in comparison to the Massachusetts mean and are 40% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, New Bedford, MA has a rate that is 130% higher than the Massachusetts average; compared to the United States, it is 124% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, New Bedford, MA is 98% higher than its state's mean, and 26% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Marion Center, MA1,35763262325
Pocasset, MA3,086141582723
Woods Hole, MA1,045152631783
Onset, MA1,226159657816
Mattapoisett Center, MA3,390159660819
Weweantic, MA1,910163676839
North Lakeville, MA2,683165684849
New Bedford, MA94,9888663,0933,960

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in New Bedford is 40% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.85 daily crimes that occur in New Bedford.
  • New Bedford is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In New Bedford you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in New Bedford has increased by 19%.

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Daily Crime In New Bedford (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in New Bedford, MA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in New Bedford, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 2.04 times more than the state average and 1.40 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in New Bedford, MA on a daily bases are 2.30 times more than than Massachusetts average and 2.24 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in New Bedford, MA are 1.98 times more than the daily state average and 1.26 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is New Bedford (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is New Bedford, MA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that New Bedford, MA has been ranked safer than 5% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, New Bedford, MA is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Massachusetts and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than New Bedford, MA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that New Bedford, MA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Bedford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Bedford is 1 in 116
The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Bedford is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in New Bedford is 1 in 26
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in New Bedford, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In New Bedford, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 116. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 33 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in New Bedford, MA is 1 in 26.

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

The year over year crime rate for New Bedford, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in New Bedford, MA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 39% in New Bedford, MA, while property crimes in New Bedford, MA have increased by 14%. Crimes in total for New Bedford, MA have increased by 19% year over year.

New Bedford police department

ItemNew BedfordMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29611,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.23.3
There are a total of 296 New Bedford police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.1% greater than the Massachusetts average and 5.2% 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
League City, TX94,976811,9101,990
Beaverton, OR94,8651361,4331,569
Livonia, MI94,8491501,7981,947
Brockton, MA94,8131,0812,4063,487
South Gate, CA95,2196823,5494,231
New Bedford, MA94,9888663,0933,960
Source: The New Bedford, 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.