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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 5%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBedford/100k peopleIndiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime321n/a (estimate)2,4192,3422,489
Murder0n/a0.05.65.0
Rape3n/a22.636.842.6
Robbery1n/a7.579.281.6
Assault24n/a180.8249.3250.2
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)211371379
Burglary34n/a256.2323.7340.5
Theft238n/a1,793.41,443.41,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a158.2203.8219.9
Property crime293n/a (estimate)2,2081,9712,110

Key findings

  • Bedford crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bedford are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Bedford you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bedford is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bedford has increased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Bedford (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bedford, Indiana is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Bedford are 1.03 times more than the Indiana average and 1.03 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Bedford are 1.76 times less than than Indiana and 1.80 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bedford are 1.12 times more than than Indiana and 1.05 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Bedford (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Bedford in comparison to other Indiana communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Bedford safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bedford being safer than 48% of cities in Indiana and 42% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Indiana cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bedford. In conclusion, Bedford ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bedford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bedford is 1 in 474
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bedford is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 42
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bedford? In Bedford, you have a 1 in 474 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 46. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bedford, IN is 1 in 42.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Bedford is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Bedford has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 76% in Bedford, while property crimes in Bedford have increased by 4%. Total crime has increased by 7% year over year.

      Bedford police department

      ItemBedfordIndianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)388,766558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.43.3
      There are a total of 38 Bedford police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.4% greater than the Indiana average and 13.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Indiana

      StateTotal offendersIndiana /100KNational /100K
      Indiana12,315198266
      There are a total of 12,315 sex offenders in Indiana. This yields a total of 198 sex offenders in Indiana per 100,000 residents which is 26% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Smithville-Sanders, IN3,51992489582
      Oolitic, IN1,101155826981
      Orleans, IN2,4371911,0161,207
      Mitchell, IN4,2873191,6952,015
      Williams, IN4583761,9952,371
      Harrodsburg, IN7604362,3192,755
      Avoca, IN8724442,3602,804
      Bedford, IN13,3412112,2082,419

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sauk Rapids, MN13,334932,0262,119
      Fruitville, FL13,3332831,6061,889
      Mercerville, NJ13,3282241,4431,666
      North Adams, MA13,3265633,1253,688
      Lewisville, NC13,3562541,6121,866
      Bedford, IN13,3412112,2082,419
      Source: The Bedford, IN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.