Reported Annual Crime In Somerville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,827n/a (estimate)2,2912,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerville/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape8n/a10.030.538.6
Robbery38n/a47.777.8101.9
Assault147n/a184.4280.7237.8
Violent crime193n/a (estimate)242391373
Burglary304n/a381.3322.2491.4
Theft1,197n/a1,501.21,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft133n/a166.8118.8220.2
Property crime1,634n/a (estimate)2,0491,6912,487
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% higher than the Massachusetts average and is 20% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Somerville, MA has a violent crime rate that is 38% lower than the Massachusetts average and 35% lower than the national average. For property crime, Somerville, MA is 21% higher than the Massachusetts average and 18% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Somerville is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.28 daily crimes that occur in Somerville.
  • Somerville is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Somerville you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Somerville has increased by 27%.

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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 1.10 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.25 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Somerville, MA are 1.61 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.54 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Somerville, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.21 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 39% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 46% 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 below 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 414
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Somerville is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Somerville is 1 in 44
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 414 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 49 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 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 decreased by 9% in Somerville, MA, while property crimes in Somerville, MA have increased by 34%. Crimes in total for Somerville, MA have increased by 27% year over year.

Somerville police department

ItemSomervilleMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13811,659556,527
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 45.3% 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
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Belmont, MA25,17331592623
Needham, MA29,54030620649
Somerville, MA77,5602422,0492,291

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Brooklyn Park, MN77,5793732,9313,303
Bellflower, CA77,5214742,3212,795
Lynchburg, VA77,6263392,1452,484
Lawrence, MA77,3648792,4013,279
Tustin, CA77,7651592,0932,251
Somerville, MA77,5602422,0492,291
Source: The Somerville, 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.