Reported Annual Crime In Medford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMedford/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime868n/a (estimate)1,5032,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMedford/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape10n/a17.330.538.6
Robbery25n/a43.377.8101.9
Assault72n/a124.7280.7237.8
Violent crime107n/a (estimate)185391373
Burglary114n/a197.4322.2491.4
Theft563n/a975.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft84n/a145.5118.8220.2
Property crime761n/a (estimate)1,3181,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Medford, 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 Medford, 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 Medford, MA averages 28% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 47% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Medford, MA is 53% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 50% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 22% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 47% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Medford, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Medford is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.12 daily crimes that occur in Medford.
  • Medford is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Medford you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Medford has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Medford (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Medford, 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 Medford, MA are 1.38 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.90 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Medford, MA are 2.11 times less than than Massachusetts and 2.01 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Medford, MA are 1.28 times less than than Massachusetts and 1.89 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Medford (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Medford, 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 Medford, MA to other cities in the state and across the country, Medford, MA is 57% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 61% 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, Medford, MA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Medford, MA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Medford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Medford is 1 in 540
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Medford is 1 in 76
The chance of being a victim of crime in Medford is 1 in 67
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Medford, 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 Medford, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 540. 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 76 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 Medford, MA is 1 in 67.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Medford, 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 Medford, MA has increased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Medford, MA has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Medford, MA has decreased by 10% year to year.

Medford police department

ItemMedfordMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9411,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.23.3
There are a total of 94 Medford police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.8% less than the Massachusetts average and 49.7% 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
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Medford, MA56,9811851,3181,503

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Auburn, AL56,9862162,6142,830
Oak Lawn, IL56,9691241,4291,553
Kokomo, IN56,9587633,0403,803
Ocala, FL56,9186535,2415,894
Dearborn Heights, MI57,0633892,0662,454
Medford, MA56,9811851,3181,503
Source: The Medford, 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.