Reported Annual Crime In Lexington

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime169n/a (estimate)5042,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape0n/a0.030.538.6
Robbery0n/a0.077.8101.9
Assault19n/a56.7280.7237.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)57391373
Burglary22n/a65.7322.2491.4
Theft127n/a379.11,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a3.0118.8220.2
Property crime150n/a (estimate)4481,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lexington, 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 Lexington, 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 Lexington, MA averages 76% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 82% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lexington, MA is 85% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 85% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 74% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 82% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lexington, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lexington is 82% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.38 daily crimes that occur in Lexington.
  • Lexington is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lexington you have a 1 in 199 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lexington has decreased by 28%.

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Daily Crime In Lexington (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lexington, 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 Lexington, MA are 4.13 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.67 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Lexington, MA are 6.89 times less than than Massachusetts and 6.57 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lexington, MA are 3.78 times less than than Massachusetts and 5.55 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Lexington (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Lexington, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Lexington, MA being safer than 89% of cities in Massachusetts and 90% 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 Lexington, MA. In conclusion, Lexington, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington is 1 in 1764
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington is 1 in 224
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 199
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lexington, 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 Lexington, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1764. 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 224 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 Lexington, MA is 1 in 199.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lexington, MA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Lexington, MA has increased by 90%, the amount of property crime in Lexington, MA has decreased by 33%, and the total amount of crime in Lexington, MA has decreased by 28% year to year.

Lexington police department

ItemLexingtonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6311,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
There are a total of 63 Lexington police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 39.7% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dover, MA2,2490269269
Topsfield, MA2,98364277341
Cordaville, MA2,55067288354
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Lexington, MA32,30657448504

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Goshen, IN32,2971083,7733,881
Newark, DE32,2782641,8812,144
East Lake, FL32,3352001,2151,415
Bethel Park, PA32,33859940999
Centereach, NY32,2703651,5411,907
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Source: The Lexington, 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.