Reported Annual Crime In West Cambridge

StatisticReportedincidentsWest Cambridge/100k peopleCambridge/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,663959 (estimate)2,3981,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Cambridge/100k peopleCambridge/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.82.05.3
Rape28n/a25.231.240.4
Robbery76n/a68.478.8102.8
Assault188n/a169.3265.0248.5
Violent crime294106 (estimate)265377386
Burglary326n/a293.6281.8468.9
Theft1,924n/a1,732.91,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft119n/a107.2118.3236.9
Property crime2,369853 (estimate)2,1341,5612,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Cambridge is 66% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.63 daily crimes that occur in West Cambridge.
  • West Cambridge is safer than 93% of the cities in the Massachusetts.
  • In West Cambridge you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cambridge has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In West Cambridge (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Cambridge

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Cambridge is 1 in 945
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Cambridge is 1 in 118
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Cambridge is 1 in 105

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

Cambridge police department

ItemWest CambridgeCambridgeMassachusetts
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30811,659
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.92.2

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
Lexington, MA32,93668392461
Wellesley, MA28,90945547592
Needham, MA30,16720576595
Arlington, MA44,408120507627
Cochituate, MA6,940123508630
Dover, MA2,45333599632
Medfield, MA6,575128531659
Cambridge, MA108,7572652,1342,398

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Antioch, CA108,6756783,2923,970
Murrieta, CA108,583441,4441,488
Temecula, CA108,9651272,2622,389
High Point, NC108,9826473,5744,221
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,0673343,4023,736
Cambridge, MA108,7572652,1342,398
Source: The West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.