Reported Annual Crime In Arlington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime282n/a (estimate)6271,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape9n/a20.031.240.4
Robbery7n/a15.678.8102.8
Assault38n/a84.4265.0248.5
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)120377386
Burglary42n/a93.3281.8468.9
Theft168n/a373.31,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft18n/a40.0118.3236.9
Property crime228n/a (estimate)5071,5612,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Arlington, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Arlington, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Arlington, MA is 68% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 78% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Arlington, MA has 68% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 69% lower than the national average. In property crime, Arlington, MA is 68% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 79% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lexington, MA32,30668392461
Wellesley, MA28,85845547592
Needham, MA29,54020576595
Cochituate, MA6,637123508630
Dover, MA2,24933599632
Reading, MA25,17643683725
Belmont, MA25,17355690745
Arlington, MA43,728120507627

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Arlington is 78% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.72 daily crimes that occur in Arlington.
  • Arlington is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Arlington you have a 1 in 160 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Arlington has decreased by 36%.

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Daily Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Arlington, MA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Arlington, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 3.09 times less than the state average and 4.53 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Arlington, MA on a daily bases are 3.14 times less than than Massachusetts average and 3.22 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Arlington, MA are 3.08 times less than the daily state average and 4.84 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Arlington (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Arlington, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Arlington, MA being safer than 76% of cities in Massachusetts and 80% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Arlington, MA. In conclusion, Arlington, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington is 1 in 834
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington is 1 in 198
The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 160
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Arlington, MA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Arlington, MA, then there is a 1 in 834 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 198. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 160 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Arlington, MA.

Year Over Year Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Arlington, MA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Arlington, MA has increased by 22% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 43% year over year. Total crimes for Arlington, MA has decreased by 36% in the same time frame.

Arlington police department

ItemArlingtonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7811,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 78 Arlington police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.1% less than the Massachusetts average and 45.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West Babylon, NY43,7253711,5251,896
Littleton, CO43,7101022,7412,842
Attleboro, MA43,7742101,7611,972
York, PA43,8179453,1994,144
Newark, CA43,6352352,5842,820
Arlington, MA43,728120507627
Source: The Arlington, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.