Reported Annual Crime In Melrose

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime239n/a (estimate)8511,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.55.3
Rape1n/a3.632.041.7
Robbery3n/a10.771.098.0
Assault19n/a67.6252.5248.9
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)82358383
Burglary23n/a81.8249.1430.4
Theft174n/a619.21,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft19n/a67.6109.9237.4
Property crime216n/a (estimate)7691,4372,362

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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.
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The Melrose crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Melrose as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Melrose crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Melrose is 69% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.33 daily crimes that occur in Melrose.
  • Melrose is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Melrose you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Melrose has decreased by 21%.

Compare Melrose, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Melrose (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Melrose, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Melrose, MA the total number of daily crimes is 2.11 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.23 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Melrose, MA is 4.37 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.68 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Melrose, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.87 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.07 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Melrose (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Melrose, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Melrose, MA being safer than 81% of cities in Massachusetts and 83% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Melrose, MA. In conclusion, Melrose, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melrose

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melrose is 1 in 1222
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose is 1 in 131
The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose is 1 in 118
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Melrose, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Melrose, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1222. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 131 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Melrose, MA is 1 in 118.

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

The year over year crime rate for Melrose, MA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Melrose, MA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 15% in Melrose, MA, while property crimes in Melrose, MA have decreased by 22%. Crimes in total for Melrose, MA have decreased by 21% year over year.

Melrose police department

ItemMelroseMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4111,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
There are a total of 41 Melrose police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.8% less than the Massachusetts average and 54.2% less than the National average.

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
Boxford, MA2,4720264264
Dover, MA2,45317297314
Essex, MA1,47691364455
Topsfield, MA3,435106363469
Wellesley, MA28,90941445486
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Cochituate, MA6,940116467584
Melrose, MA27,78782769851

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Aberdeen, SD27,7833442,3652,708
Sahuarita, AZ27,780951,1171,212
Benicia, CA27,780991,6641,762
Princeton, FL27,7995303,2603,790
Saugus, MA27,7732581,6931,951
Melrose, MA27,78782769851
Source: The Melrose, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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