Reported Annual Crime In Waltham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaltham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime824n/a (estimate)1,2962,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaltham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape12n/a18.930.538.6
Robbery15n/a23.677.8101.9
Assault84n/a132.1280.7237.8
Violent crime111n/a (estimate)175391373
Burglary142n/a223.3322.2491.4
Theft527n/a828.71,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft44n/a69.2118.8220.2
Property crime713n/a (estimate)1,1211,6912,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Waltham, MA. All reported Waltham, MA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Waltham, MA overall crime rate is 38% lower than in comparison to the Massachusetts average; and is also 55% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Waltham, MA, the rate is 55% lower than compared to the Massachusetts average, and 53% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Waltham, MA comes in at 34% lower than to the average seen in Massachusetts, and 55% lower than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waltham is 55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.55 daily crimes that occur in Waltham.
  • Waltham is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waltham you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waltham has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Waltham (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Waltham, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Waltham, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.61 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.21 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Waltham, MA is 2.24 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.13 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Waltham, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.51 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.22 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Waltham (higher is better)

How safe is Waltham, MA compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Waltham, MA is safer than 61% of the cities in Massachusetts and 64% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Waltham, MA. Overall, Waltham, MA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waltham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waltham is 1 in 573
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waltham is 1 in 90
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waltham is 1 in 78
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Waltham, 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 Waltham, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 573. 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 90 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 Waltham, MA is 1 in 78.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Waltham, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Waltham, MA has decreased by 11% and the rate of property crime in Waltham, MA has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Waltham, MA has decreased by 6% year to year.

Waltham police department

ItemWalthamMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17011,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.23.3
There are a total of 170 Waltham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 15.7% 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
Hopkinton, MA2,5090318318
Cordaville, MA2,55067288354
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Waltham, MA61,9081751,1211,296

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Daytona Beach, FL61,9131,5566,5828,138
Utica, NY61,8525713,5944,165
Coon Rapids, MN61,8091932,8213,013
Bethesda, MD62,0242101,0651,275
Santa Cruz, CA62,0457795,5576,336
Waltham, MA61,9081751,1211,296
Source: The Waltham, 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.