Reported Annual Crime In Cambridge

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 peopleCambridge/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,344n/a (estimate)2,0981,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCambridge/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.82.55.3
Rape17n/a15.232.041.7
Robbery101n/a90.471.098.0
Assault193n/a172.8252.5248.9
Violent crime313n/a (estimate)280358383
Burglary252n/a225.6249.1430.4
Theft1,685n/a1,508.41,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft94n/a84.1109.9237.4
Property crime2,031n/a (estimate)1,8181,4372,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Cambridge, MA. The total number of reported crimes in Cambridge, MA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Cambridge, MA crime rate is 17% higher than the Massachusetts average and is 24% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Cambridge, MA has a violent crime rate that is 22% lower than the Massachusetts average and 27% lower than the national average. For property crime, Cambridge, MA is 27% higher than the Massachusetts average and 23% lower than the national average.
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The Cambridge crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cambridge as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cambridge 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 Cambridge is 24% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.75 daily crimes that occur in Cambridge.
  • Cambridge is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cambridge you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cambridge has decreased by 21%.

Compare Cambridge, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Cambridge (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cambridge, MA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Massachusetts as well as national figures. In Cambridge, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.31 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Cambridge, MA are 1.28 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.37 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Cambridge, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.27 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.30 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Cambridge (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Cambridge, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Cambridge, MA safer than 31% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 44% 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 Cambridge, MA. At this time, Cambridge, MA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cambridge

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cambridge is 1 in 357
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cambridge is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cambridge is 1 in 48
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Cambridge, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Cambridge, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 357. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 56 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Cambridge, MA is 1 in 48.

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

The year over year crime rate for Cambridge, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Cambridge, 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 5% in Cambridge, MA, while property crimes in Cambridge, MA have decreased by 23%. Crimes in total for Cambridge, MA have decreased by 21% year over year.

Cambridge police department

ItemCambridgeMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30811,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.23.3
There are a total of 308 Cambridge police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.6% greater than the Massachusetts average and 11.5% 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
Medfield, MA6,575122489611
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Arlington, MA44,40884565649
Cambridge, MA108,7572801,8182,098

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Antioch, CA108,6755413,4193,960
Murrieta, CA108,583711,4001,471
Temecula, CA108,9651022,2692,370
High Point, NC108,9826733,7034,376
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0674183,3073,725
Cambridge, MA108,7572801,8182,098
Source: The Cambridge, 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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