Reported Annual Crime In Arlington

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime295n/a (estimate)6491,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.55.3
Rape7n/a15.432.041.7
Robbery7n/a15.471.098.0
Assault24n/a52.8252.5248.9
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)84358383
Burglary80n/a176.0249.1430.4
Theft162n/a356.41,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft15n/a33.0109.9237.4
Property crime257n/a (estimate)5651,4372,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Arlington, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Arlington, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Arlington, MA is 64% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 76% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Arlington, MA has 77% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 78% lower than the national average. In property crime, Arlington, MA is 61% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 76% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Arlington is 76% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.78 daily crimes that occur in Arlington.
  • Arlington is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Arlington you have a 1 in 155 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Arlington has decreased by 34%.

Compare Arlington, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Arlington, 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 Arlington, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 2.77 times less than the state average and 4.23 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Arlington, MA on a daily bases are 4.28 times less than than Massachusetts average and 4.58 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Arlington, MA are 2.54 times less than the daily state average and 4.18 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Arlington (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Arlington, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Arlington, MA being safer than 82% of cities in Massachusetts and 85% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Arlington, MA. In conclusion, Arlington, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington is 1 in 1197
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington is 1 in 177
The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 155
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Arlington, MA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Arlington, MA, then there is a 1 in 1197 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 177. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 155 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Arlington, MA.

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

Determining whether Arlington, 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. Arlington, MA has decreased by 14% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 36% year over year. Total crimes for Arlington, MA has decreased by 34% in the same time frame.

Arlington police department

ItemArlingtonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7811,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 78 Arlington police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.1% less than the Massachusetts average and 45.1% 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, MA2,45317297314
Wellesley, MA28,90941445486
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Cochituate, MA6,940116467584
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Needham, MA30,16729625654
Newton, MA88,31755642696
Arlington, MA44,40884565649

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sierra Vista, AZ44,3814463,0033,449
Barnstable Town, MA44,4984461,2391,685
West Lafayette, IN44,5431051,0011,107
Hackensack, NJ44,2712081,4861,694
Sayreville, NJ44,26064862926
Arlington, MA44,40884565649
Source: The Arlington, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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