Reported Annual Crime In Brookline

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 peopleBrookline/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime710n/a (estimate)1,1991,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrookline/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.55.3
Rape1n/a1.732.041.7
Robbery12n/a20.371.098.0
Assault32n/a54.0252.5248.9
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)76358383
Burglary91n/a153.6249.1430.4
Theft563n/a950.51,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft11n/a18.6109.9237.4
Property crime665n/a (estimate)1,1231,4372,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Brookline, MA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Brookline, MA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Brookline, MA averages 33% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 56% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Brookline, MA is 79% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 80% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 22% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 52% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Brookline, MA area.
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The Brookline crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brookline as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Brookline crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brookline is 56% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.28 daily crimes that occur in Brookline.
  • Brookline is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brookline you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brookline has decreased by 26%.

Compare Brookline, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Brookline (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Brookline, MA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Massachusetts and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Brookline, MA are 1.50 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.29 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Brookline, MA are 4.71 times less than than Massachusetts and 5.04 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Brookline, MA are 1.28 times less than than Massachusetts and 2.10 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Brookline (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Brookline, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Brookline, MA safer than 75% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 78% 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 Brookline, MA. At this time, Brookline, MA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brookline

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brookline is 1 in 1317
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brookline is 1 in 90
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brookline is 1 in 84
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Brookline, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Brookline, MA you have a 1 in 1317 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 90 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brookline, MA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Brookline, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Brookline, MA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 72% in Brookline, MA, while property crimes in Brookline, MA have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Brookline, MA have decreased by 26% year over year.

Brookline police department

ItemBrooklineMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18311,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.23.3
There are a total of 183 Brookline police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.4% greater than the Massachusetts average and 5.7% 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, MA2,45317297314
Sharon, MA5,84181244326
Wellesley, MA28,90941445486
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Cochituate, MA6,940116467584
Medfield, MA6,575122489611
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Brookline, MA59,180761,1231,199

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rowlett, TX59,2032241,7161,940
Kendale Lakes, FL59,2174782,9463,424
La Mesa, CA59,1252651,9742,239
Redmond, WA59,2681503,2513,401
Buckeye, AZ59,310481,7161,763
Brookline, MA59,180761,1231,199
Source: The Brookline, 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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