Reported Annual Crime In Chelsea

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChelsea/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,284n/a (estimate)3,2021,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChelsea/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.52.05.3
Rape23n/a57.431.240.4
Robbery136n/a339.278.8102.8
Assault210n/a523.7265.0248.5
Violent crime370n/a (estimate)923377386
Burglary130n/a324.2281.8468.9
Theft671n/a1,673.51,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft113n/a281.8118.3236.9
Property crime914n/a (estimate)2,2801,5612,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Chelsea, MA. All reported Chelsea, MA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Chelsea, MA overall crime rate is 65% higher than in comparison to the Massachusetts average; and is also 13% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Chelsea, MA, the rate is 145% higher than compared to the Massachusetts average, and 139% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Chelsea, MA comes in at 46% higher than to the average seen in Massachusetts, and 7% lower than the overall 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
Arlington, MA43,728120507627
Dover, MA2,24933599632
North Scituate, MA4,962137566703
Medfield, MA5,964137568705
Chelsea, MA37,0849232,2803,202

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chelsea is 13% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.77 daily crimes that occur in Chelsea.
  • Chelsea is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chelsea you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chelsea has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Chelsea (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Chelsea, MA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Massachusetts as well as those across America as a whole. The Chelsea, MA total amount of daily offenses is 1.65 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.13 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chelsea, MA is 2.45 times more than the Massachusetts average, and it is 2.39 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Chelsea, MA has a daily crime figure that is 1.46 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.08 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Chelsea (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Chelsea, MA compared to every other city in Massachusetts as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Chelsea, MA ranks safer than 4% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 6% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Massachusetts and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Chelsea, MA. As a result, Chelsea, MA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chelsea

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chelsea is 1 in 109
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chelsea is 1 in 44
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chelsea is 1 in 32
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Chelsea, 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 Chelsea, MA, then there is a 1 in 109 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 44. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 32 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Chelsea, MA.

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

A good indicator of whether Chelsea, MA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Chelsea, MA has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Chelsea, MA has decreased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Chelsea, MA has decreased by 5% year over year.

Chelsea police department

ItemChelseaMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10111,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.23.3
There are a total of 101 Chelsea police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.4% greater than the Massachusetts average and 14% 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
Northglenn, CO37,0753483,3923,740
Westerville, OH37,101542,4092,463
Mission Bend, TX37,1105493,4924,041
Monrovia, CA37,0351592,2112,370
Marana, AZ37,028932,4412,535
Chelsea, MA37,0849232,2803,202
Source: The Chelsea, 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.