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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleBethel/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime148n/a (estimate)7411,8882,580
Murder0n/a0.02.35.0
Rape1n/a5.023.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.061.486.2
Assault3n/a15.0120.2246.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)20207381
Burglary15n/a75.1222.5376.0
Theft116n/a580.81,251.81,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a65.1206.7228.9
Property crime144n/a (estimate)7211,6812,200

Key findings

  • Bethel crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethel are 95% lower than the national average
  • In Bethel you have a 1 in 135 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethel is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethel has decreased by 19%

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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 2.55 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.48 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bethel is 10.36 times less than the Connecticut average and 19.01 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bethel has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times less than the Connecticut average and 3.05 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 90% of cities in Connecticut and 89% 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 4994
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethel is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel is 1 in 135
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bethel? In Bethel, you have a 1 in 4994 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 139. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bethel, CT is 1 in 135.

      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 decreased by 56%, the amount of property crime in Bethel has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Bethel has decreased by 18% 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
      Bedford, NY1,95349202251
      Golden's Bridge, NY1,77349202251
      Ridgefield, CT7,5524253257
      Georgetown, CT1,82129236265
      Katonah, NY2,07755226281
      Peach Lake, NY1,57374303377
      Brewster, NY2,29484337422
      Bethel, CT9,54120721741

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hampton, NH9,5422171,0141,231
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Winslow, AZ9,5398874,3805,267
      North Gates, NY9,5374421,8202,262
      Steger, IL9,5352662,6312,897
      Bethel, CT9,54120721741
      Source: The Bethel, CT 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.