Reported Annual Crime In Needham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNeedham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime203n/a (estimate)6541,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNeedham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.22.55.3
Rape2n/a6.432.041.7
Robbery0n/a0.071.098.0
Assault6n/a19.3252.5248.9
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)29358383
Burglary6n/a19.3249.1430.4
Theft187n/a602.21,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft1n/a3.2109.9237.4
Property crime194n/a (estimate)6251,4372,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Needham, MA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 64% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 76% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Needham, MA shows a crime rate that is 92% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 92% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Needham, MA is shown to be 57% lower than the Massachusetts average and 74% lower than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Needham crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Needham is 76% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.79 daily crimes that occur in Needham.
  • Needham is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Needham you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Needham has increased by 1%.

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Compare Needham, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Needham (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Needham, MA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Massachusetts as well as those across America as a whole. The Needham, MA total amount of daily offenses is 2.75 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.20 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Needham, MA is 12.35 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 13.21 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Needham, MA has a daily crime figure that is 2.30 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.78 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Needham (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Needham, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Needham, MA being safer than 95% of cities in Massachusetts and 94% 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 Needham, MA. In conclusion, Needham, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Needham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Needham is 1 in 3451
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Needham is 1 in 161
The chance of being a victim of crime in Needham is 1 in 153
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Needham, 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 Needham, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 3451. 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 161 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 Needham, MA is 1 in 153.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Needham, MA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Needham, MA has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Needham, MA has increased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Needham, MA has increased by 1% 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
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
Franklin Town, MA32,87327222249
Dover, MA2,45317297314
Sharon, MA5,84181244326
Hopkinton, MA2,7940340340
Cordaville, MA2,84770280350
Wellesley, MA28,90941445486
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Needham, MA30,16729625654

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Princeton, NJ30,16822719741
Madison Heights, MI30,1681661,6911,857
Kahului, HI30,1643193,5993,918
Post Falls, ID30,1571992,2592,458
Texarkana, AR30,1557914,4675,258
Needham, MA30,16729625654
Source: The Needham, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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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