Reported Annual Crime In Wakefield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWakefield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime261n/a (estimate)9592,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWakefield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a7.41.94.9
Rape8n/a29.430.538.6
Robbery4n/a14.777.8101.9
Assault38n/a139.7280.7237.8
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)191391373
Burglary47n/a172.8322.2491.4
Theft145n/a533.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft17n/a62.5118.8220.2
Property crime209n/a (estimate)7681,6912,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Wakefield, MA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 54% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 66% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Wakefield, MA shows a crime rate that is 51% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 49% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Wakefield, MA is shown to be 55% lower than the Massachusetts average and 69% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wakefield is 66% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.63 daily crimes that occur in Wakefield.
  • Wakefield is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wakefield you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wakefield has decreased by 21%.

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Daily Crime In Wakefield (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Wakefield, MA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Wakefield, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 2.17 times less than the state average and 2.98 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Wakefield, MA on a daily bases are 2.05 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.95 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wakefield, MA are 2.20 times less than the daily state average and 3.24 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Wakefield (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Wakefield, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Wakefield, MA safer than 64% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 66% 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 Wakefield, MA. At this time, Wakefield, MA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wakefield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wakefield is 1 in 524
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wakefield is 1 in 131
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wakefield is 1 in 105
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Wakefield, 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 Wakefield, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 524. 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 131 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 Wakefield, MA is 1 in 105.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Wakefield, 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 Wakefield, MA has increased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Wakefield, MA has decreased by 27%, and the total amount of crime in Wakefield, MA has decreased by 21% year to year.

Wakefield police department

ItemWakefieldMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4411,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
There are a total of 44 Wakefield police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 47% 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
Boxford, MA2,2280254254
Topsfield, MA2,98364277341
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Essex, MA1,73397418514
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Wakefield, MA25,835191768959

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Green, OH25,8352231,9732,196
Lafayette, CO25,812832,0352,118
Wasco, CA25,8657364,5245,260
Lochearn, MD25,8886233,1553,777
Greenville, TX25,8924183,4053,823
Wakefield, MA25,835191768959
Source: The Wakefield, 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.