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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 39%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDedham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime334n/a (estimate)1,3251,5072,489
Murder0n/a0.02.25.0
Rape5n/a19.832.042.6
Robbery1n/a4.052.481.6
Assault1n/a4.0241.0250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)28328379
Burglary8n/a31.7179.0340.5
Theft297n/a1,178.4911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft22n/a87.389.0219.9
Property crime327n/a (estimate)1,2971,1802,110

Key findings

  • Dedham crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dedham are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Dedham you have a 1 in 76 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dedham is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dedham has decreased by 3%

Dedham crime map

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The Dedham crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Dedham 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 Dedham crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Dedham (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Dedham on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Dedham (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts, are 1.14 times less than the state average and 1.88 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Dedham on a daily basis are 11.79 times less than than Massachusetts average and 13.66 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Dedham are 1.10 times more than the daily state average and 1.63 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Dedham (higher is better)

      How safe is Dedham, Massachusetts compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Dedham is safer than 68% of the cities in Massachusetts and 75% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Dedham. Overall, Dedham is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dedham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dedham is 1 in 3601
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dedham is 1 in 78
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dedham is 1 in 76
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Dedham? If you reside in Dedham, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3601. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 78 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Dedham, is 1 in 76.

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

      A good indicator of whether Dedham is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Dedham has not changed, while the property crime rate in Dedham has decreased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in Dedham has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Dedham police department

      ItemDedhamMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5711,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.23.3
      There are a total of 57 Dedham police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.3% greater than the Massachusetts average and 30.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 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
      Franklin Town, MA32,8736124130
      Dover, MA2,45316212229
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Lexington, MA32,93650228278
      Sharon, MA5,84147248295
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Dedham, MA25,272281,2971,325

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Reedley, CA25,2734559131,368
      Columbine, CO25,2813282,2332,561
      Immokalee, FL25,2846433,6514,295
      Cibolo, TX25,256121872993
      Salem, VA25,290902,1842,274
      Dedham, MA25,272281,2971,325
      Source: The Dedham, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.