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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 peopleMedfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime45n/a (estimate)3431,3922,324
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)76322370
Vehicle theft3n/a22.999.7282.7
Property crime35n/a (estimate)2671,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Medfield, MA

The Medfield crime rates are 85.2% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 10 violent crimes in Medfield (76 per 100,000 people), which is 79.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 35 property crimes (267 per 100,000 residents) which is 86.3% lower than average.

Boasting a crime rate of 343, well below the national average of 2324, Medfield emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Medfield to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Medfield distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 76 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Medfield among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Medfield showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Medfield records a property crime rate of 267 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Medfield as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

Is Medfield a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Medfield a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Medfield crime rate is 85% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.12 crimes per day - 0.03 violent crimes and 0.1 property crimes.

Has Crime in Medfield Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Medfield crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Medfield has increased by 15.4% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 23.1% and property crime has increased by 34.6%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Medfield

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Medfield crime rates. In Medfield, the poverty rate stands at 4.2%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Medfield currently has an unemployment rate of 2.5%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Medfield, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.72, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Medfield crime map

The Medfield crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Medfield 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 Medfield crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Medfield 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

      • Medfield crime rates are 85% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Medfield are 79% lower than the national average
      • In Medfield you have a 1 in 292 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Medfield is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Medfield has increased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Medfield (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Medfield for every 100,000 residents. The Medfield total amount of daily crime is 4.05 times less than the Massachusetts average and 6.77 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Medfield, is 4.22 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 4.85 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Medfield has a daily crime average that is 4.01 times less than the Massachusetts average and 7.32 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Medfield (higher is better)

        Is Medfield safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Medfield to other cities in the state and across the country, Medfield is 85% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 87% safer than other cities in the nation. Medfield has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Medfield

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Medfield is 1 in 1311
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Medfield is 1 in 375
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Medfield is 1 in 292
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Medfield? In Medfield, you have a 1 in 1311 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 375. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Medfield, MA is 1 in 292.

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

        Determining whether Medfield is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Medfield violent crime rates have decreased by 22%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 36% year over year. Total crimes for Medfield has increased by 17% in the same time frame.

        Medfield police department

        Item Medfield Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2111,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
        There are a total of 21 Medfield police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.2% less than the Massachusetts average and 47.1% 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
        Dover, MA2,51885119203
        Cordaville, MA2,88463209272
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        Hopkinton, MA3,864156245401
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        Hudson, MA15,222148367515
        Medfield, MA6,66876267343

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        Source: The Medfield, 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.