Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLynnfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime108n/a (estimate)8311,3922,324
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)85322370
Vehicle theft3n/a23.199.7282.7
Property crime97n/a (estimate)7471,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lynnfield, MA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Lynnfield crime rate is 64.2% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Lynnfield, there were 11 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 85 per 100,000 individuals, 77.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, Lynnfield recorded 97 property crimes, amounting to 747 per 100,000 residents, 61.8% lower than the U.S. average.

Lynnfield has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 85 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Lynnfield ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Lynnfield recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lynnfield?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lynnfield residents. Out of the respondents (8 in total), 88% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lynnfield were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 13% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Lynnfield a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Lynnfield is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Lynnfield has a total crime rate that is 64% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.3 daily crimes (0.03 violent daily crimes and 0.27 daily property crimes) in Lynnfield.

Has Crime in Lynnfield Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Lynnfield has increased by 33.3%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Lynnfield, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has increased by 38.6%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Lynnfield is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lynnfield

Lynnfield has a population density of 1315.7 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Lynnfield crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Lynnfield, 95.3% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Lynnfield, there are 2.04 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Lynnfield crime map

The Lynnfield crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lynnfield as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lynnfield crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lynnfield crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Lynnfield crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Lynnfield are 77% lower than the national average
      • In Lynnfield you have a 1 in 121 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Lynnfield is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Lynnfield has increased by 36%

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        Daily Crime In Lynnfield (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lynnfield for every 100,000 residents. The Lynnfield total amount of daily crime is 1.67 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.80 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lynnfield, is 3.80 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 4.37 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lynnfield has a daily crime average that is 1.43 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.62 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Lynnfield (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Lynnfield to every other city in Massachusetts, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Lynnfield safe? The gauges above illustrate that Lynnfield is safer than 71% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 78% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Massachusetts and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Lynnfield, MA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lynnfield

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lynnfield is 1 in 1182
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lynnfield is 1 in 134
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lynnfield is 1 in 121
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Lynnfield, Massachusetts? If you reside in Lynnfield, then there is a 1 in 1182 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 134. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 121 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lynnfield.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Lynnfield is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Lynnfield has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 2% in Lynnfield, while property crimes in Lynnfield have increased by 42%. Total crime has increased by 36% year over year.

        Lynnfield police department

        Item Lynnfield Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2411,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
        There are a total of 24 Lynnfield police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.5% less than the Massachusetts average and 37.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Massachusetts

        State Total offenders Massachusetts /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Boxford, MA2,925124961
        Nahant, MA3,51230211241
        Ipswich, MA4,82644255299
        Rowley, MA1,80365245310
        Winchester, MA22,76040271311
        Lexington, MA33,30444286330
        Topsfield, MA3,04661365425
        Lynnfield, MA12,96885747831

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Claremont, NH12,9691672,2582,425
        Greenwich, CT12,967221,0771,099
        Forest Hill, TX12,9643651,7982,163
        El Sobrante CDP (Contra Costa County), CA12,9635052,3672,872
        El Dorado, KS12,9762892,1372,426
        Lynnfield, MA12,96885747831
        Source: The Lynnfield, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.