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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBellmead/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime333n/a (estimate)3,1452,7322,324
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)387432370
Vehicle theft43n/a406.1331.2282.7
Property crime292n/a (estimate)2,7582,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bellmead, TX

The Bellmead crime rates are 35.3% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 41 violent crimes in Bellmead (387 per 100,000 people), which is 4.7% higher than the national average and there were a total of 292 property crimes (2758 per 100,000 residents) which is 41.1% higher than average.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Bellmead is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Bellmead reported 387 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

The occurrence of vehicle thefts has been increasing nationwide, and Bellmead faces one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the United States. In the latest reported crime year, there were a reported 43 vehicle thefts, translating to 406 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Bellmead in the bottom 10% among all cities, signifying that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The likelihood of experiencing a vehicle theft is 1 in 247.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Bellmead?

AreaVibes surveyed 16 local residents in Bellmead to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 0% of people answered that there was very little crime in Bellmead and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 100% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Bellmead a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Bellmead is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Bellmead has an overall crime rate that is 35% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.91 daily occurrences, comprising 0.11 violent crimes and 0.8 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Bellmead as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Bellmead Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Bellmead. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Bellmead has decreased by 15.7%. Violent crimes have decreased by 29.3%, while property crimes have decreased by 13.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bellmead

Bellmead has a population density of 1560.3 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Bellmead crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Bellmead, 58.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Bellmead has an average rental rate of $775 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Bellmead crime map

The Bellmead crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bellmead as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bellmead crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bellmead crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Bellmead crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bellmead are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Bellmead you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bellmead is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bellmead has decreased by 13%

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        Daily Crime In Bellmead (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Bellmead for every 100,000 residents. The Bellmead total amount of daily crime is 1.15 times more than the Texas average and 1.35 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bellmead, is 1.12 times less than the Texas average, and it is 1.05 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Bellmead has a daily crime average that is 1.20 times more than the Texas average and 1.41 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Bellmead (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Bellmead in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Bellmead safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bellmead being safer than 19% of cities in Texas and 21% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bellmead. In conclusion, Bellmead ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bellmead

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bellmead is 1 in 259
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bellmead is 1 in 37
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bellmead is 1 in 32
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bellmead? If you reside in Bellmead, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 259. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 37 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 Bellmead, is 1 in 32.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Bellmead is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Bellmead has decreased by 27% and the rate of property crime in Bellmead has decreased by 11%. The total crime rate in Bellmead has decreased by 13% year to year.

        Bellmead police department

        Item Bellmead Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2446,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.03.3
        There are a total of 24 Bellmead police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.8% less than the Texas average and 27.7% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 95,281 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 443 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        West, TX2,87977812889
        Hewitt, TX14,7051668961,062
        Woodway, TX8,936531,0621,114
        China Spring, TX1,2641991,0581,257
        Robinson, TX11,8062471,0961,343
        Hallsburg, TX4054072,1662,573
        Lacy-Lakeview, TX6,6984062,5622,968
        Bellmead, TX10,7633872,7583,145

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        Crestwood, IL10,7621241,8651,989
        Burr Ridge, IL10,761109641750
        Little Ferry, NJ10,7612041,4221,626
        Essex Junction, VT10,7611641,2341,398
        Taylorville, IL10,7663832,2432,626
        Bellmead, TX10,7633872,7583,145
        Source: The Bellmead, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.