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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBedford/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)973 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)125 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)848 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Bedford crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bedford are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Bedford you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bedford is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bedford has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Bedford (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bedford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bedford is 1 in 799
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bedford is 1 in 118
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 103

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

      Bedford police department

      ItemBedfordIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Lenox, IA1,424114769882
      New Market, IA3933432,3222,665
      Sharpsburg, IA1133752,5382,913
      Gravity, IA1573812,5762,956
      Clearfield, IA3713872,6193,006
      Conway, IA193902,6393,028
      Blockton, IA1533962,6833,080
      Bedford, IA1,446125848973

      Cities with similar population

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      Waverly, MN1,44688797885
      Pine Mountain, GA1,4462892,6752,965
      Shreve, OH1,4471311,0171,148
      Canyon Creek, TX1,4452161,2441,460
      El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NM1,4473371,3431,680
      Bedford, IA1,446125848973
      Source: The Bedford, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.