Reported Annual Crime In Wakefield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWakefield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime270n/a (estimate)9971,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWakefield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape9n/a33.231.240.4
Robbery7n/a25.878.8102.8
Assault44n/a162.5265.0248.5
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)222377386
Burglary27n/a99.7281.8468.9
Theft169n/a624.11,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft14n/a51.7118.3236.9
Property crime210n/a (estimate)7751,5612,451
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 49% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 65% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Wakefield, MA shows a crime rate that is 41% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 43% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Wakefield, MA is shown to be 50% lower than the Massachusetts average and 68% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boxford, MA2,2280181181
Topsfield, MA2,98346167212
Lexington, MA32,30668392461
Essex, MA1,73393386479
Rowley, MA1,444110426536
Wellesley, MA28,85845547592
Arlington, MA43,728120507627
Wakefield, MA25,835222775997

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wakefield is 65% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.73 daily crimes that occur in Wakefield.
  • Wakefield is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wakefield you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wakefield has decreased by 18%.

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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 1.94 times less than the state average and 2.85 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Wakefield, MA on a daily bases are 1.70 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.74 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wakefield, MA are 2.01 times less than the daily state average and 3.16 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 63% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 68% 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 452
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wakefield is 1 in 129
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wakefield is 1 in 101
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 452. 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 129 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 101.

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 36%, the amount of property crime in Wakefield, MA has decreased by 26%, and the total amount of crime in Wakefield, MA has decreased by 18% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Green, OH25,8352291,9662,194
Lafayette, CO25,8123062,2452,551
Wasco, CA25,8657694,4125,181
Lochearn, MD25,8886433,1123,755
Greenville, TX25,8924803,0123,492
Wakefield, MA25,835222775997
Source: The Wakefield, 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.