Reported Annual Crime In Wellesley

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellesley/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime143n/a (estimate)4861,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWellesley/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.55.3
Rape1n/a3.432.041.7
Robbery3n/a10.271.098.0
Assault8n/a27.2252.5248.9
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)41358383
Burglary15n/a51.0249.1430.4
Theft111n/a377.11,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft5n/a17.0109.9237.4
Property crime131n/a (estimate)4451,4372,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Wellesley, 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 73% lower than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 82% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Wellesley, MA shows a crime rate that is 89% lower than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 89% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Wellesley, MA is shown to be 69% lower than the Massachusetts average and 81% lower than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wellesley is 82% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.33 daily crimes that occur in Wellesley.
  • Wellesley is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wellesley you have a 1 in 206 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wellesley has decreased by 34%.

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Daily Crime In Wellesley (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Wellesley, 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 Wellesley, MA total amount of daily offenses is 3.69 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.65 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Wellesley, MA is 8.78 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 9.39 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Wellesley, MA has a daily crime figure that is 3.23 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.31 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Wellesley (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Wellesley, MA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Wellesley, MA to other cities in the state and across the country, Wellesley, MA is 92% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 92% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Massachusetts cities and all around the United States, Wellesley, MA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Wellesley, MA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wellesley

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wellesley is 1 in 2453
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wellesley is 1 in 225
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wellesley is 1 in 206
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Wellesley, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wellesley, MA you have a 1 in 2453 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 225 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 206 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wellesley, MA.

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

Determining whether Wellesley, MA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Wellesley, MA has increased by 11% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 36% year over year. Total crimes for Wellesley, MA has decreased by 34% in the same time frame.

Wellesley police department

ItemWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5111,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 51 Wellesley police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 44.8% 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.

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Dover, MA2,45317297314
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Hopedale, MA3,812117436554
Winchester, MA22,49139516555
Cochituate, MA6,940116467584
Wellesley, MA28,90941445486

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Wellesley, MA28,90941445486
Source: The Wellesley, 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.