Reported Annual Crime In Belmont

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelmont/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime160n/a (estimate)6232,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelmont/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape3n/a11.730.538.6
Robbery0n/a0.077.8101.9
Assault5n/a19.5280.7237.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)31391373
Burglary47n/a182.9322.2491.4
Theft102n/a397.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft3n/a11.7118.8220.2
Property crime152n/a (estimate)5921,6912,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Belmont, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Belmont, 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 Belmont, MA is 70% 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, Belmont, MA has 92% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 92% lower than the national average. In property crime, Belmont, MA is 65% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 76% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Belmont is 78% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.71 daily crimes that occur in Belmont.
  • Belmont is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Belmont you have a 1 in 161 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Belmont has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Belmont (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Belmont, MA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Massachusetts and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Belmont, MA are 3.34 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.59 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Belmont, MA are 12.55 times less than than Massachusetts and 11.97 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Belmont, MA are 2.86 times less than than Massachusetts and 4.20 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Belmont (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Belmont, MA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Belmont, MA to other cities in the state and across the country, Belmont, MA is 92% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 91% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Massachusetts cities and all around the United States, Belmont, MA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Belmont, MA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belmont

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belmont is 1 in 3212
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belmont is 1 in 170
The chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont is 1 in 161
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Belmont, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Belmont, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 3212. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 170 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Belmont, MA is 1 in 161.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Belmont, MA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Belmont, MA has decreased by 51%, while the property crime rate in Belmont, MA has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Belmont, MA has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Belmont police department

ItemBelmontMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5811,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.23.3
There are a total of 58 Belmont police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 29.6% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dover, MA2,2490269269
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Needham, MA29,54030620649
Winchester, MA21,86327627653
Belmont, MA25,17331592623

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Hazleton, PA25,1794192,0582,476
Key West, FL25,1876204,6025,222
Burlington, MA25,1902121,8862,098
South Portland, ME25,154942,3572,451
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Source: The Belmont, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.