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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 30%
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 peopleBell Gardens/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime777n/a (estimate)1,8342,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape4n/a9.437.542.6
Robbery69n/a162.9132.481.6
Assault74n/a174.7267.1250.2
Violent crime147n/a (estimate)347441379
Burglary78n/a184.1386.1340.5
Theft334n/a788.41,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft218n/a514.6358.8219.9
Property crime630n/a (estimate)1,4872,3312,110

Key findings

  • Bell Gardens crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bell Gardens are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Bell Gardens you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bell Gardens is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bell Gardens has increased by 5%

Bell Gardens crime map

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The Bell Gardens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bell Gardens as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bell Gardens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bell Gardens (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bell Gardens, CA per 100,000 people. In Bell Gardens, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.51 times less than the California average and 1.36 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bell Gardens is 1.27 times less than the California average and 1.09 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bell Gardens has a daily crime rate that is 1.57 times less than the California average and 1.42 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Bell Gardens (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Bell Gardens, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Bell Gardens safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Bell Gardens is safer than 50% of California cities, and 36% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Bell Gardens. At this time, Bell Gardens sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bell Gardens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bell Gardens is 1 in 289
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bell Gardens is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bell Gardens is 1 in 55
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bell Gardens? In Bell Gardens, you have a 1 in 289 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 68. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bell Gardens, CA is 1 in 55.

      Year Over Year Crime In Bell Gardens (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bell Gardens, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Bell Gardens has increased by 27%, the amount of property crime in Bell Gardens has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Bell Gardens has increased by 5% year over year.

      Bell Gardens police department

      ItemBell GardensCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 65 Bell Gardens police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.9% less than the California average and 53.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769366435
      Rolling Hills, CA1,76054428482
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067137724861
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Bell Gardens, CA42,8053471,4871,834

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moline, IL42,8055252,3452,870
      Salem, MA42,8042491,6731,922
      Hicksville, NY42,8562861,0951,381
      San Bruno, CA42,7363192,6312,949
      Belleville, IL42,7295552,6703,225
      Bell Gardens, CA42,8053471,4871,834
      Source: The Bell Gardens, CA 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.