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Bedford County, VA | Crime Rates

Bedford is a county located in VA, and has a population of 69,496. This region is policed by BEDFORD COUNTY.

Bedford County has an overall crime rate of 2,449 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the safest regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Bedford County is 1 in 41 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Bedford County for the previous 2 years was 2,245 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Bedford County has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Bedford USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 2,449 4,506
Murder Rate 1.1 6
Robbery Rate 6 148
Rape Rate 12 30
Assault Rate 1,210 644
Burglary Rate 393 726
Forced Entry Rate 176 417
Larceny Rate 776 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 52 362

Policing Statistics

Bedford USA
Overall Clearance 36% 28%
Homicide Clearance 91% 56%
Assault Clearance 55% 52%
Rape Clearance 25% 38%
Robbery Clearance 33% 23%
Burglary Clearance 13% 12%
Larceny Clearance 20% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 19% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 53 sex offender(s) in Bedford County. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 76 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Bedford County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Virginia see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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