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Crime Report for New Bedford,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for New Bedford, is 0.4 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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New Bedford Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


New Bedford, has a violent crime rate of 1302 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 494 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

New Bedford 1302
MA 494
National 676

New Bedford, is in the 98% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 95% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 98% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than New Bedford, or said another way, 2% of cities in have crime rates higher than New Bedford.


  Review crime rate data for New Bedford,

Crime New Bedford MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1302.0 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 4.4 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 64.5 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 329.1 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 904.1 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 3665.6 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 1154.4 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 2162.4 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 348.7 195.5 382.3
Arson 47.0 10.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


New Bedford, has a property crime rate of 3665.6 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2352.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

New Bedford 3665.6
MA 2352.2
National 3727



New Bedford Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 95
National Percentile Rank - 73