Reported Annual Crime In Burlington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime505n/a (estimate)1,9361,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape7n/a26.831.240.4
Robbery8n/a30.778.8102.8
Assault37n/a141.9265.0248.5
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)199377386
Burglary23n/a88.2281.8468.9
Theft419n/a1,606.41,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft11n/a42.2118.3236.9
Property crime453n/a (estimate)1,7371,5612,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Burlington, MA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is equal to the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 32% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Burlington, MA shows a crime rate that is 47% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 48% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Burlington, MA is shown to be 11% higher than the Massachusetts average and 29% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boxford, MA2,2280181181
Topsfield, MA2,98346167212
Lexington, MA32,30668392461
Wellesley, MA28,85845547592
Arlington, MA43,728120507627
Cochituate, MA6,637123508630
Andover, MA8,95365607672
Burlington, MA25,1901991,7371,936

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Burlington is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.3 daily crimes that occur in Burlington.
  • Burlington is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Burlington you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Burlington has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Burlington (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Burlington, 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 Burlington, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 1.00 times less than the state average and 1.47 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Burlington, MA on a daily bases are 1.89 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.94 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Burlington, MA are 1.11 times more than the daily state average and 1.41 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Burlington (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Burlington, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Burlington, MA safer than 46% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 52% 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 Burlington, MA. At this time, Burlington, MA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burlington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burlington is 1 in 502
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burlington is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in Burlington is 1 in 52
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Burlington, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Burlington, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 502. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 58 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Burlington, MA is 1 in 52.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Burlington, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Burlington, MA has increased by 38% and the rate of property crime in Burlington, MA has decreased by 9%. The total crime rate in Burlington, MA has decreased by 5% year to year.

Burlington police department

ItemBurlingtonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7211,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.23.3
There are a total of 72 Burlington police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 11.7% 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
Key West, FL25,1873933,8614,254
Huntley, IL25,20027809835
Hazleton, PA25,1793761,4561,832
Reading, MA25,17643683725
Belmont, MA25,17355690745
Burlington, MA25,1901991,7371,936
Source: The Burlington, 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.