A+
Total crime 61%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaltham/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime614n/a (estimate)9791,5072,489
Murder0n/a0.02.25.0
Rape13n/a20.732.042.6
Robbery7n/a11.252.481.6
Assault82n/a130.7241.0250.2
Violent crime102n/a (estimate)163328379
Burglary70n/a111.6179.0340.5
Theft420n/a669.5911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft22n/a35.189.0219.9
Property crime512n/a (estimate)8161,1802,110

Key findings

  • Waltham crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waltham are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Waltham you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waltham is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waltham has decreased by 10%

Waltham crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Waltham crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waltham 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 Waltham crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Waltham

See all the best places to live around Waltham

Compare Waltham, MA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Waltham?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Waltham?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Waltham poll results

      Daily Crime In Waltham (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Waltham, MA per 100,000 people. In Waltham, the total number of daily crimes is 1.54 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.54 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Waltham is 2.01 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.33 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Waltham has a daily crime rate that is 1.45 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.59 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Waltham (higher is better)

      How safe is Waltham, Massachusetts compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Waltham is safer than 57% of the cities in Massachusetts and 67% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Waltham. Overall, Waltham is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waltham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waltham is 1 in 616
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waltham is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waltham is 1 in 103
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Waltham? If you reside in Waltham, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 616. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 123 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 Waltham, is 1 in 103.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Waltham is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Waltham has decreased by 13% and the rate of property crime in Waltham has decreased by 9%. The total crime rate in Waltham has decreased by 10% year to year.

      Waltham police department

      ItemWalthamMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17011,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.23.3
      There are a total of 170 Waltham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 15.3% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hopkinton, MA2,7940161161
      Dover, MA2,45316212229
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Lexington, MA32,93650228278
      Cordaville, MA2,84764230294
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Waltham, MA62,699163816979

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Jordan, UT62,751941,4481,542
      Greenville, SC62,7765764,0174,593
      Bethesda, MD62,6082098971,106
      Bowling Green, KY62,8242924,6684,959
      Castro Valley, CA62,8253211,6992,020
      Waltham, MA62,699163816979
      Source: The Waltham, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.