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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 424%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleBethel/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime262n/a (estimate)4,0043,7782,489
Murder1n/a15.39.45.0
Rape47n/a718.2148.742.6
Robbery3n/a45.8112.981.6
Assault79n/a1,207.2596.0250.2
Violent crime130n/a (estimate)1,987867379
Burglary20n/a305.6487.1340.5
Theft84n/a1,283.62,066.01,549.5
Vehicle theft28n/a427.9357.7219.9
Property crime132n/a (estimate)2,0172,9112,110

Key findings

  • Bethel crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethel are 424% higher than the national average
  • In Bethel you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethel is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethel has increased by 67%

Bethel crime map

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The Bethel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bethel 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 Bethel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Bethel, AK Crime

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      Daily Crime In Bethel (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bethel, AK per 100,000 people. In Bethel, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.06 times more than the Alaska average and 1.61 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bethel is 2.29 times more than the Alaska average and 5.24 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bethel has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times less than the Alaska average and 1.05 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Bethel (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Bethel to every other city in Alaska, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Bethel safe? The gauges above illustrate that Bethel is safer than 32% of every city located within Alaska along with 6% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alaska and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Bethel, AK is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethel is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethel is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Bethel, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 51. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 50 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Bethel is 1 in 25.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Bethel is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Bethel has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 31% in Bethel, while property crimes in Bethel have increased by 130%. Total crime has increased by 67% year over year.

      Bethel police department

      ItemBethelAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)231,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.43.3
      There are a total of 23 Bethel police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.2% less than the Alaska average and 12.4% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Alaska

      StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
      Alaska3,433490266
      There are a total of 3,433 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 490 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 84% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Napakiak, AK4041,4014,7046,105
      Napaskiak, AK4241,4014,7046,105
      Akiachak, AK5841,4014,7046,105
      Oscarville, AK261,4014,7046,105
      Kwethluk, AK7871,4014,7046,105
      Bethel, AK6,3651,9872,0174,004

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Metropolis, IL6,3665514,4274,978
      Makawao, HI6,3622542,5272,782
      Branford Center, CT6,3601481,1481,296
      Richboro, PA6,357100456556
      Louisville, MS6,3732702,3042,574
      Bethel, AK6,3651,9872,0174,004
      Source: The Bethel, AK 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.