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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 35%
Property crime 37%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBell/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime679n/a (estimate)1,8942,8282,580
Murder3n/a8.44.45.0
Rape10n/a27.939.242.6
Robbery45n/a125.5137.386.2
Assault126n/a351.4266.5246.8
Violent crime184n/a (estimate)513447381
Burglary120n/a334.7416.2376.0
Theft266n/a741.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft109n/a304.0392.4228.9
Property crime495n/a (estimate)1,3802,3802,200

Key findings

  • Bell crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bell are 35% higher than the national average
  • In Bell you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bell is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bell has decreased by 23%

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      Daily Crime In Bell (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bell, CA per 100,000 people. In Bell, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.49 times less than the California average and 1.36 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bell is 1.15 times more than the California average and 1.35 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bell has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times less than the California average and 1.59 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Bell (higher is better)

      Is Bell safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Bell to other cities in the state and across the country, Bell is 28% safer than other cities of California and 23% safer than other cities in the nation. Bell has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bell is 1 in 195
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bell is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bell is 1 in 53
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bell? In Bell, you have a 1 in 195 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 73. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bell, CA is 1 in 53.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bell, 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 has decreased by 19%, the amount of property crime in Bell has decreased by 24%, and the total amount of crime in Bell has decreased by 23% year over year.

      Bell police department

      ItemBellCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3951,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.13.63.3
      There are a total of 39 Bell police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 70.1% less than the California average and 66.7% 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, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58244767811
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Sierra Madre, CA11,06763859923
      East Pasadena, CA6,1591608521,011
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Bell, CA35,9275131,3801,894

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Goldsboro, NC35,9245153,3983,913
      Merritt Island, FL35,9163422,0292,372
      Richfield, MN35,9122232,1242,347
      Leavenworth, KS35,9489503,1104,060
      Pahrump, NV35,8997533,3934,146
      Bell, CA35,9275131,3801,894
      Source: The Bell, CA 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.