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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 81%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNeedham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime141n/a (estimate)4461,3622,346
Murder0n/a0.02.36.5
Rape4n/a12.726.938.4
Robbery2n/a6.343.773.9
Assault18n/a57.0235.9279.7
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)76309388
Burglary13n/a41.2149.7314.2
Theft96n/a303.9804.31,398.0
Vehicle theft8n/a25.399.2246.0
Property crime117n/a (estimate)3701,0531,958

Key findings

  • Needham crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Needham are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Needham you have a 1 in 225 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Needham is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Needham has decreased by 4%

Needham crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Needham (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Needham for every 100,000 residents. The Needham total amount of daily crime is 3.05 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.26 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Needham, is 4.06 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 5.10 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Needham has a daily crime average that is 2.84 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.29 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Needham (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Needham in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Needham safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Needham being safer than 82% of cities in Massachusetts and 87% of cities across the United States. 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 Needham. In conclusion, Needham ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Needham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Needham is 1 in 1317
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Needham is 1 in 270
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Needham is 1 in 225
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Needham? If you reside in Needham, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1317. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 270 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 Needham, is 1 in 225.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Needham, MA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Needham has increased by 138%, while the property crime rate in Needham has decreased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Needham has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Needham police department

      ItemNeedhamMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5311,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
      There are a total of 53 Needham police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.2% less than the Massachusetts average and 44.4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Franklin Town, MA32,8731893111
      Hopkinton, MA2,79427154181
      Sharon, MA5,84142179221
      Medfield, MA6,57546215261
      Cordaville, MA2,84760205266
      Arlington, MA44,40859298358
      Lexington, MA32,93636344380
      Needham, MA30,16776370446

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Madison Heights, MI30,1682341,5311,766
      Princeton, NJ30,16835623658
      Kahului, HI30,1643233,0663,389
      Post Falls, ID30,1571911,6411,832
      Texarkana, AR30,1559223,1134,034
      Needham, MA30,16776370446
      Source: The Needham, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.