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Crime rate in Bell Gardens, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Bell Gardens, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Bell Gardens, CA

The 2022 crime rate in Bell Gardens, CA is 191 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 73.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Bell Gardens crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2020. The number of homicides stood at 5 - an increase of 3 compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Bell Gardens has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Bell Gardens, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bell Gardens:

191.4
Cudahy:

285.9
Bell:

257.7
Maywood:

259.7
Commerce:

1,287.2
Downey:

294.7
South Gate:

341.5
Huntington Park:

469.1
Vernon:

23,962.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Bell Gardens by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(8.9)
5
(11.9)
8
(18.8)
3
(7.0)
1
(2.3)
2
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.9)
2
(4.7)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.8)
5
(13.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(13.4)
5
(11.9)
5
(11.7)
2
(4.7)
3
(7.0)
7
(16.2)
6
(13.8)
7
(16.2)
5
(11.6)
6
(14.0)
4
(9.4)
8
(19.0)
7
(18.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
112
(250.2)
112
(266.2)
78
(183.2)
67
(156.7)
56
(130.3)
41
(95.2)
51
(117.5)
64
(147.8)
47
(109.5)
53
(123.7)
69
(162.9)
63
(150.0)
43
(114.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
82
(183.2)
88
(209.2)
79
(185.6)
53
(123.9)
60
(139.6)
58
(134.6)
80
(184.3)
81
(187.0)
46
(107.2)
56
(130.7)
74
(174.7)
77
(183.3)
91
(241.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
184
(411.1)
150
(356.5)
136
(319.5)
111
(259.5)
141
(328.1)
107
(248.3)
91
(209.6)
103
(237.8)
87
(202.7)
85
(198.4)
78
(184.1)
74
(176.2)
62
(164.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
320
(715.0)
391
(929.4)
310
(728.3)
308
(720.1)
351
(816.7)
333
(772.8)
392
(903.0)
510
(1,177)
342
(796.6)
306
(714.2)
334
(788.4)
279
(664.2)
179
(474.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
325
(726.2)
399
(948.4)
348
(817.5)
309
(722.5)
271
(630.5)
270
(626.6)
299
(688.8)
329
(759.5)
320
(745.4)
242
(564.8)
218
(514.6)
265
(630.8)
175
(463.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(4.5)
4
(9.5)
2
(4.7)
3
(7.0)
2
(4.7)
4
(9.3)
9
(20.7)
4
(9.2)
6
(14.0)
4
(9.3)
4
(9.4)
12
(28.6)
2
(5.3)
City-Data.com crime index255.8293.0256.0194.3183.3176.2189.1233.0178.6171.4176.9195.8191.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Bell Gardens, California as of June 19, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bell Gardens is 899 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Bell Gardens, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Bell Gardens:

222.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Bell Gardens:

195.2
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Bell Gardens:

178.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Bell Gardens:

150.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Bell Gardens:

129.3
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Bell Gardens:

197.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Bell Gardens:

164.7
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Bell Gardens:

140.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Bell Gardens:

146.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bell Gardens:

159.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bell Gardens:

233.7
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bell Gardens:

273.3
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bell Gardens:

248.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bell Gardens:

309.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bell Gardens:

246.5
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bell Gardens:

302.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bell Gardens:

311.7
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Bell Gardens:

126.2
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Bell Gardens:

163.1
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Bell Gardens:

153.4
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Bell Gardens:

160.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Bell Gardens:

192.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Bell Gardens:

220.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Bell Gardens:

190.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Bell Gardens:

182.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Bell Gardens:

201.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bell Gardens:

196.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bell Gardens:

222.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bell Gardens:

260.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bell Gardens:

226.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bell Gardens:

246.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bell Gardens:

206.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bell Gardens:

203.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bell Gardens:

235.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 67 (47 officers - 44 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 67 (45 officers - 43 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 69 (46 officers - 44 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 68 (48 officers - 46 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 72 (50 officers - 48 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 72 (50 officers - 48 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 64 (50 officers - 47 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 67 (51 officers - 48 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 67 (50 officers - 47 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (48 officers - 45 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 73 (51 officers - 47 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 72 (53 officers - 49 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 68 (48 officers - 44 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 73 (54 officers - 49 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 72 (52 officers - 48 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 69 (51 officers - 48 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 74 (54 officers - 51 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 72 (52 officers - 49 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 80 (54 officers - 51 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bell Gardens, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 90201.