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Crime rate in New Bedford, Massachusetts (MA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


Crime rate legend:
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 Average (200 - 449)
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 Very high (> 1000)
Crime rates in New Bedford by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
11
(11.7)
5
(5.3)
8
(8.5)
7
(7.5)
2
(2.2)
4
(4.4)
9
(9.7)
3
(3.3)
4
(4.2)
2
(2.1)
6
(6.3)
3
(3.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
104
(110.4)
50
(53.3)
52
(55.5)
58
(61.9)
40
(43.3)
59
(64.5)
66
(71.3)
69
(77.0)
59
(61.7)
54
(56.2)
100
(105.1)
86
(90.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
234
(248.5)
250
(266.3)
257
(274.2)
283
(302.2)
286
(309.6)
301
(329.1)
340
(367.1)
272
(303.5)
294
(307.4)
272
(283.2)
256
(269.0)
254
(266.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
330
(350.4)
664
(707.4)
707
(754.4)
795
(848.8)
765
(828.2)
827
(904.1)
769
(830.3)
816
(910.6)
736
(769.5)
702
(731.0)
677
(711.5)
856
(897.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
945
(1,003.5)
892
(950.3)
877
(935.8)
842
(899.0)
900
(974.3)
1,056
(1,154.4)
1,144
(1,235.1)
1,237
(1,380.4)
969
(1,013.1)
929
(967.4)
916
(962.6)
866
(908.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,187
(1,260.5)
1,867
(1,989.1)
1,924
(2,052.9)
1,866
(1,992.3)
1,859
(2,012.5)
1,978
(2,162.4)
1,806
(1,949.9)
1,974
(2,202.8)
2,018
(2,109.8)
1,950
(2,030.6)
2,186
(2,297.3)
2,253
(2,362.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
534
(567.1)
448
(477.3)
315
(336.1)
432
(461.2)
393
(425.4)
319
(348.7)
285
(307.7)
388
(433.0)
342
(357.6)
301
(313.4)
335
(352.1)
244
(255.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A27
(28.8)
20
(21.3)
38
(40.6)
33
(35.7)
43
(47.0)
38
(41.0)
29
(32.4)
30
(31.4)
29
(30.2)
20
(21.0)
19
(19.9)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.1)439.3477.3487.9524.6499.4556.5563.3583.3507.2472.5527.4537.0

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 89 registered sex offenders living in New Bedford, Massachusetts as of December 09, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in New Bedford to the number of sex offenders is 1,067 to 1.


See how dangerous New Bedford, MA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
New Bedford:

537.0
Fairhaven:

240.4
Dartmouth:

195.1
Mattapoisett:

115.4
Acushnet:

112.7
Westport:

108.1
Rochester:

72.7
Marion:

81.2
Fall River:

455.4
Violent crime rate in 2014
New Bedford:

705.6
U.S. Average:

202.6

Violent crime rate in 2013
New Bedford:

632.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
New Bedford:

590.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
New Bedford:

632.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
New Bedford:

718.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
New Bedford:

716.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
New Bedford:

717.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
New Bedford:

641.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
New Bedford:

678.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
New Bedford:

610.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
New Bedford:

572.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
New Bedford:

450.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2014
New Bedford:

351.6
U.S. Average:

232.8

Property crime rate in 2013
New Bedford:

374.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
New Bedford:

355.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
New Bedford:

376.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
New Bedford:

469.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
New Bedford:

406.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
New Bedford:

407.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
New Bedford:

373.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
New Bedford:

362.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
New Bedford:

353.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
New Bedford:

375.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
New Bedford:

362.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 301 (257 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Massachusetts average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 302 (261 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 296 (253 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 294 (249 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Massachusetts average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 299 (253 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 304 (261 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Massachusetts average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 339 (288 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 342 (284 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 344 (292 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.18
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 328 (274 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 344 (253 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.71
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 320 (268 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
Massachusetts average:

2.56


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in New Bedford

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Zip codes: 02740, 02744, 02745, 02746.