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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 36%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBedford/100k peopleOhio/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime176n/a (estimate)1,4102,1592,346
Murder0n/a0.07.06.5
Rape1n/a8.043.238.4
Robbery8n/a64.166.973.9
Assault10n/a80.1191.6279.7
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)152309388
Burglary22n/a176.2318.8314.2
Theft103n/a825.01,359.81,398.0
Vehicle theft32n/a256.3171.7246.0
Property crime157n/a (estimate)1,2581,8501,958

Key findings

  • Bedford crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bedford are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Bedford you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bedford is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bedford has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Bedford (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bedford, OH per 100,000 people. In Bedford, the total number of daily crimes is 1.53 times less than the Ohio average and 1.66 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bedford is 2.03 times less than the Ohio average and 2.55 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bedford has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times less than the Ohio average and 1.56 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Bedford (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Ohio and all other cities across the US, is Bedford safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Bedford is safer than 50% of other cities in the state of Ohio. In addition, Bedford is safer than 61% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Ohio and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Bedford. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Bedford is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bedford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bedford is 1 in 658
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bedford is 1 in 80
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bedford is 1 in 71
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bedford? If you reside in Bedford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 658. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 80 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Bedford, is 1 in 71.

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

      A good indicator of whether Bedford is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Bedford has not changed, while the property crime rate in Bedford has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Bedford has not changed year over year.

      Bedford police department

      ItemBedfordOhioNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4217,044558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.73.3
      There are a total of 42 Bedford police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20% greater than the Ohio average and 0.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Ohio

      StateTotal offendersOhio /100KNational /100K
      Ohio17,872156266
      There are a total of 17,872 sex offenders in Ohio. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in Ohio per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waite Hill, OH495000
      South Russell, OH3,8390106106
      Broadview Heights, OH19,25710100110
      Gates Mills, OH2,2290180180
      Highland Hills, OH967106106212
      Boston Heights, OH1,20843260303
      Bratenahl, OH1,20343260303
      Bedford, OH12,7821521,2581,410

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Glen Carbon, IL12,78231656687
      Conneaut, OH12,7821521,0641,216
      Fruita, CO12,7901251,1491,274
      Forest Hill, TX12,7743682,5122,879
      Minden, LA12,7909912,8263,817
      Bedford, OH12,7821521,2581,410
      Source: The Bedford, OH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.