Reported Annual Crime In Somerville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,412n/a (estimate)1,7451,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape14n/a17.331.240.4
Robbery48n/a59.378.8102.8
Assault144n/a178.0265.0248.5
Violent crime206n/a (estimate)255377386
Burglary207n/a255.9281.8468.9
Theft897n/a1,108.81,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft102n/a126.1118.3236.9
Property crime1,206n/a (estimate)1,4911,5612,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Somerville, MA. The total number of reported crimes in Somerville, MA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Somerville, MA crime rate is 10% lower than the Massachusetts average and is 38% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Somerville, MA has a violent crime rate that is 32% lower than the Massachusetts average and 34% lower than the national average. For property crime, Somerville, MA is 5% lower than the Massachusetts average and 39% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lexington, MA32,93668392461
Wellesley, MA28,90945547592
Needham, MA30,16720576595
Arlington, MA44,408120507627
Cochituate, MA6,940123508630
Dover, MA2,45333599632
Medfield, MA6,575137568705
Somerville, MA79,5072551,4911,745

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Somerville is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.78 daily crimes that occur in Somerville.
  • Somerville is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Somerville you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Somerville has decreased by 24%.

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Daily Crime In Somerville (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Somerville, MA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Massachusetts as well as national figures. In Somerville, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.63 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Somerville, MA are 1.48 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.52 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Somerville, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.64 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Somerville (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Somerville, MA compared to every other city in Massachusetts as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Somerville, MA ranks safer than 36% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 50% 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 Somerville, MA. As a result, Somerville, MA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Somerville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Somerville is 1 in 393
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Somerville is 1 in 68
The chance of being a victim of crime in Somerville is 1 in 58
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Somerville, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Somerville, MA you have a 1 in 393 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Somerville, MA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Somerville, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Somerville, 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 5% in Somerville, MA, while property crimes in Somerville, MA have decreased by 27%. Crimes in total for Somerville, MA have decreased by 24% year over year.

Somerville police department

ItemSomervilleMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13811,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 138 Somerville police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17% less than the Massachusetts average and 45% 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
Napa, CA79,5673651,9472,312
Tustin, CA79,3961472,2122,359
Lawrence, MA79,3377401,8722,612
New Rochelle, NY79,2992161,4591,676
Parma, OH80,0881361,3851,521
Somerville, MA79,5072551,4911,745
Source: The Somerville, 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.