Reported Annual Crime In Newton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime812n/a (estimate)9122,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape12n/a13.530.538.6
Robbery13n/a14.677.8101.9
Assault49n/a55.0280.7237.8
Violent crime74n/a (estimate)83391373
Burglary109n/a122.4322.2491.4
Theft610n/a685.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft19n/a21.3118.8220.2
Property crime738n/a (estimate)8291,6912,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Newton, MA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Newton, MA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Newton, MA crime rates are 56% lower than in comparison to the Massachusetts mean and are 68% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Newton, MA has a rate that is 79% lower than the Massachusetts average; compared to the United States, it is 78% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Newton, MA is 51% lower than its state's mean, and 67% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Newton is 68% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.5 daily crimes that occur in Newton.
  • Newton is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newton has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Newton, 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 Newton, MA total amount of daily offenses is 2.28 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.14 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Newton, MA is 4.70 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 4.48 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Newton, MA has a daily crime figure that is 2.04 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.00 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Newton (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Newton, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Newton, MA safer than 80% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 82% 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 Newton, MA. At this time, Newton, MA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 1204
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 121
The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 110
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Newton, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Newton, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1204. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 121 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 Newton, MA is 1 in 110.

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

The year over year crime rate for Newton, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Newton, 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 increased by 22% in Newton, MA, while property crimes in Newton, MA have decreased by 2%. Crimes in total for Newton, MA have not changed year over year.

Newton police department

ItemNewtonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16911,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 169 Newton police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.5% less than the Massachusetts average and 40.3% 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
Newton, MA86,94583829912

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nashua, NH86,7992311,5171,748
San Tan Valley, AZ86,7435624,1594,721
San Leandro, CA87,1594563,7954,250
Fort Smith, AR87,1938045,8926,696
Norwalk, CT87,2142691,8342,104
Newton, MA86,94583829912
Source: The Newton, 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.