Reported Annual Crime In Reading

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleReading/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime165n/a (estimate)6341,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleReading/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.55.3
Rape2n/a7.732.041.7
Robbery2n/a7.771.098.0
Assault4n/a15.4252.5248.9
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)31358383
Burglary25n/a96.0249.1430.4
Theft129n/a495.51,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft3n/a11.5109.9237.4
Property crime157n/a (estimate)6031,4372,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Reading, 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 65% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 77% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Reading, MA shows a crime rate that is 91% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 92% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Reading, MA is shown to be 58% lower than the Massachusetts average and 74% lower than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Reading is 77% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.74 daily crimes that occur in Reading.
  • Reading is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Reading you have a 1 in 158 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Reading has increased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Reading (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Reading, MA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Massachusetts and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Reading, MA are 2.83 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.33 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Reading, MA are 11.65 times less than than Massachusetts and 12.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Reading, MA are 2.38 times less than than Massachusetts and 3.92 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Reading (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Reading, MA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Reading, MA has been ranked safer than 90% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Reading, MA is safer than 90% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Massachusetts and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Reading, MA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Reading, MA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Reading

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Reading is 1 in 3255
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Reading is 1 in 166
The chance of being a victim of crime in Reading is 1 in 158
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Reading, 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 Reading, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 3255. 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 166 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 Reading, MA is 1 in 158.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Reading, 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 Reading, MA has increased by 35%, while the property crime rate in Reading, MA has increased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Reading, MA has increased by 15% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Reading police department

ItemReadingMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5211,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.23.3
There are a total of 52 Reading police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.3% less than the Massachusetts average and 36.6% 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
Topsfield, MA3,435106363469
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Cochituate, MA6,940116467584
Ipswich, MA4,21565573638
Arlington, MA44,40884565649
Beverly, MA40,967115564679
Reading, MA25,49031603634

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Burlington, IA25,4929283,9054,832
Alvin, TX25,5001851,8312,016
Madison, MS25,47342953995
Zanesville, OH25,4673934,5454,938
Oakleaf Plantation, FL25,4474182,5722,990
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Source: The Reading, 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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