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Bedford crime stats

The overall crime rate in Bedford city is 127.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 4.5k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.8% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 122% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 43.8% over the last twelve months.The category of "bicycle theft crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Bicycle theft crime" rate is at 226% of national crime rate which puts Bedford on 15. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 2.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 264 cases and has decreased by 35.8% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Bedford crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime33.8%45. lowest122%4.5k7.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime16.0%34. highest126%2.1k3.4%
Public order crime7.8%49. highest131%1.0k-10.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime7.6%52. highest125%1.0k14.8%
Shoplifting crime7.5%42. lowest128%1.0k43.8%
Vehicle crime6.5%31. highest132%8740.9%
Other theft crime6.3%40. lowest101%846-3.4%
Burglary crime4.0%39. highest117%53410.6%
Drugs crime3.6%20. highest168%48810.7%
Bicycle theft crime2.0%15. highest226%264-35.8%
Other crime1.8%52. highest121%2351.7%
Robbery crime1.1%39. highest105%1446.7%
Possession of weapons crime1.0%48. highest145%14020.7%
Theft from the person crime1.0%30. highest57%133-17.9%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Bedford crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Bedford city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Bedford crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticBedford city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour20.416.1
Bicycle theft2.51.1
Criminal damage and arson9.87.8
Other crime2.21.9
Other theft8.18.0
Possession of weapons1.30.9
Public order9.97.6
Theft from the person1.32.2
Vehicle crime8.36.3
Violent crime43.235.4

Bedford crime rate comparison map

Bedford crime rate comparison map

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