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Total crime 80%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 81%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBethlehem/100k peopleWest Virginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)507 (estimate)1,7762,580
Murdern/an/an/a3.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.142.6
Robberyn/an/an/a31.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a218.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)83 (estimate)290381
Burglaryn/an/an/a296.5376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,049.61,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a139.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)424 (estimate)1,4862,200

Key findings

  • Bethlehem crime rates are 80% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bethlehem are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Bethlehem you have a 1 in 198 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bethlehem is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bethlehem has decreased by 19%

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

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      Daily Crime In Bethlehem (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bethlehem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 1209
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 236
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bethlehem is 1 in 198

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

      Bethlehem police department

      ItemBethlehemWest VirginiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)41,642558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.03.3
      There are a total of 4 Bethlehem police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.9% less than the West Virginia average and 50.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in West Virginia

      StateTotal offendersWest Virginia /100KNational /100K
      West Virginia4,917266266
      There are a total of 4,917 sex offenders in West Virginia. This yields a total of 266 sex offenders in West Virginia per 100,000 residents which is equal the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bethany, WV1,029126644770
      McMechen, WV1,665127652779
      Glen Dale, WV1,495429358787
      West Liberty, WV1,775130664794
      Benwood, WV1,385138707845
      Powhatan Point, OH1,603114884998
      Tiltonsville, OH1,2971301,0091,138
      Bethlehem, WV2,48983424507

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fruitland, NC2,4902171,4301,647
      Port Ludlow, WA2,49095896991
      Deerfield, WI2,488106561668
      Bayard, NM2,4885081,6622,170
      Ashville, AL2,4902571,3911,647
      Bethlehem, WV2,48983424507
      Source: The Bethlehem, WV 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.