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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 70%
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 peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime131n/a (estimate)6601,6102,489
Murder2n/a10.12.95.0
Rape1n/a5.021.642.6
Robbery1n/a5.054.181.6
Assault2n/a10.1105.0250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)30184379
Burglary13n/a65.5180.7340.5
Theft108n/a543.91,078.71,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a20.1167.3219.9
Property crime125n/a (estimate)6301,4272,110

Key findings

  • Bethel crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethel are 92% lower than the national average
  • In Bethel you have a 1 in 152 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethel is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethel has decreased by 11%

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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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      Daily Crime In Bethel (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bethel, CT per 100,000 people. In Bethel, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.44 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.77 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bethel is 6.08 times less than the Connecticut average and 12.55 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bethel has a daily crime rate that is 2.27 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.35 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Bethel (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Bethel in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Bethel safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Bethel being safer than 88% of cities in Connecticut and 88% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Connecticut cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Bethel. In conclusion, Bethel ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethel is 1 in 3310
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethel is 1 in 159
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel is 1 in 152
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bethel? In Bethel, you have a 1 in 3310 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 159. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel, CT is 1 in 152.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bethel, Connecticut (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 Bethel has increased by 50%, the amount of property crime in Bethel has decreased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Bethel has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Bethel police department

      ItemBethelConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)475,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 47 Bethel police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4% less than the Connecticut average and 23.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Connecticut

      StateTotal offendersConnecticut /100KNational /100K
      Connecticut6,088184266
      There are a total of 6,088 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 184 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 31% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brewster, NY2,2940213213
      Georgetown, CT1,82126200226
      Newtown, CT2,00922205227
      Golden's Bridge, NY1,77350193243
      Bedford, NY1,95350193243
      Katonah, NY2,07756215272
      Ridgefield, CT7,5524287291
      Bethel, CT9,54130630660

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hampton, NH9,5421998841,082
      Winfield, IL9,543143648791
      Winslow, AZ9,5391,3414,7386,079
      North Gates, NY9,5374541,7352,189
      Steger, IL9,5354092,4412,849
      Bethel, CT9,54130630660
      Source: The Bethel, CT 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.