The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Melrose, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Melrose, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Melrose, MA is 53% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 69% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Melrose, MA has 77% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 79% lower than the national average. In property crime, Melrose, MA is 47% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 67% lower than the national average.