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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 peopleBradford/100k peopleVermont/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13n/a (estimate)4611,8932,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)35222370
Vehicle theft1n/a35.493.5282.7
Property crime12n/a (estimate)4251,6711,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bradford, VT

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Bradford is 80.2% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 1 violent crimes reported in Bradford, equivalent to 35 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 90.4%. Additionally, Bradford recorded 12 property crimes, amounting to 425 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 78.2%.

Bradford proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 461, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Bradford as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Bradford shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 35 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Bradford an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Bradford recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Property crime rates per 100,000 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, Bradford has a property crime rate of 425 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that Bradford is a safe place to live.

Is Bradford a Safe Place to Live?

Is Bradford a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Bradford has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 80%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.04 daily incidents, encompassing 0 violent crimes and 0.03 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Bradford as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bradford

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Bradford currently has an unemployment rate of 4.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Bradford, the cost of living is 3.16% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The median home price in Bradford is $147,700, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Bradford crime map

The Bradford crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bradford 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 Bradford crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bradford 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

      • Bradford crime rates are 80% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Bradford are 90% lower than the national average
      • In Bradford you have a 1 in 218 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Bradford is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Bradford has decreased by 64%

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        Daily Crime In Bradford (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bradford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bradford is 1 in 2822
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bradford is 1 in 236
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bradford is 1 in 218

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

        Bradford police department

        Item Bradford Vermont National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1632558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.42.23.3
        There are a total of 1 Bradford police officers. This results in 0.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 84% less than the Vermont average and 89% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Vermont

        State Total offenders Vermont /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 1,201 sex offenders in Vermont. This yields a total of 188 sex offenders in Vermont per 100,000 residents which is 29% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        North Haverhill, NH1,1551651,3271,492
        Mountain Lakes, NH6431671,3381,505
        Lisbon, NH8431211,3931,514
        Woodsville, NH1,1521881,5111,700
        Fairlee, VT1632451,8412,086
        Newbury, VT3972481,8692,117
        Wells River, VT4092912,1872,478
        Bradford, VT92535425461

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        Bradford, VT92535425461
        Source: The Bradford, VT 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.