Reported Annual Crime In Brookline

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookline/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime968n/a (estimate)1,6262,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookline/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape2n/a3.430.538.6
Robbery19n/a31.977.8101.9
Assault143n/a240.3280.7237.8
Violent crime164n/a (estimate)276391373
Burglary136n/a228.5322.2491.4
Theft646n/a1,085.31,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft22n/a37.0118.8220.2
Property crime804n/a (estimate)1,3511,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Brookline, MA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Brookline, MA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Brookline, MA averages 22% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 43% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Brookline, MA is 30% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 26% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 20% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 46% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Brookline, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brookline is 43% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.46 daily crimes that occur in Brookline.
  • Brookline is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brookline you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brookline has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Brookline (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Brookline, 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 Brookline, MA are 1.28 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.76 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Brookline, MA are 1.42 times less than than Massachusetts and 1.35 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Brookline, MA are 1.25 times less than than Massachusetts and 1.84 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Brookline (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Brookline, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Brookline, MA safer than 44% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 48% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Massachusetts, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Brookline, MA. At this time, Brookline, MA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brookline

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brookline is 1 in 363
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brookline is 1 in 75
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brookline is 1 in 62
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Brookline, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Brookline, MA you have a 1 in 363 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brookline, MA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Brookline, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Brookline, MA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Brookline, MA, while property crimes in Brookline, MA have increased by 5%. Crimes in total for Brookline, MA have increased by 4% year over year.

Brookline police department

ItemBrooklineMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18311,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.23.3
There are a total of 183 Brookline police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.4% greater than the Massachusetts average and 6.1% 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
Sharon, MA6,0100416416
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Brookline, MA59,0162761,3511,626

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Great Falls, MT59,0172584,4994,758
Wellington, FL59,0221721,8602,032
Palm Harbor, FL59,0074542,7673,222
Broomfield, CO59,027581,8721,930
Rocklin, CA59,0021051,9692,073
Brookline, MA59,0162761,3511,626
Source: The Brookline, 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.