Reported Annual Crime In Wellesley

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellesley/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime218n/a (estimate)7342,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellesley/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape1n/a3.430.538.6
Robbery2n/a6.777.8101.9
Assault8n/a27.0280.7237.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)37391373
Burglary45n/a151.6322.2491.4
Theft159n/a535.61,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft3n/a10.1118.8220.2
Property crime207n/a (estimate)6971,6912,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Wellesley, 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 65% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 74% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Wellesley, MA shows a crime rate that is 91% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 90% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Wellesley, MA is shown to be 59% lower than the Massachusetts average and 72% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wellesley is 74% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.01 daily crimes that occur in Wellesley.
  • Wellesley is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wellesley you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wellesley has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Wellesley (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wellesley, MA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Massachusetts as well as those across America as a whole. The Wellesley, MA total amount of daily offenses is 2.83 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.89 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wellesley, MA is 10.55 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 10.05 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wellesley, MA has a daily crime figure that is 2.42 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.57 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wellesley (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Wellesley, MA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Wellesley, MA to other cities in the state and across the country, Wellesley, MA is 89% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 90% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Massachusetts cities and all around the United States, Wellesley, MA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Wellesley, MA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wellesley

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wellesley is 1 in 2699
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wellesley is 1 in 144
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wellesley is 1 in 137
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Wellesley, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wellesley, MA you have a 1 in 2699 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 144 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wellesley, MA.

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

Determining whether Wellesley, MA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Wellesley, MA has decreased by 23% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 15% year over year. Total crimes for Wellesley, MA has increased by 12% in the same time frame.

Wellesley police department

ItemWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5111,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 51 Wellesley police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.6% 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.

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
Sharon, MA6,0100416416
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Wellesley, MA28,85837697734

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Norwood, MA28,844721,0631,135
Henderson, KY28,8403082,6482,956
Bay Shore, NY28,8834111,7362,147
Golden Gate, FL28,9176533,9774,630
Sanford, NC28,7984393,4803,919
Wellesley, MA28,85837697734
Source: The Wellesley, 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.