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Total crime 83%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 82%
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 peopleWinchester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime95n/a (estimate)4161,5072,489
Murder0n/a0.02.25.0
Rape0n/a0.032.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.052.481.6
Assault7n/a30.6241.0250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)31328379
Burglary10n/a43.8179.0340.5
Theft74n/a323.9911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a17.589.0219.9
Property crime88n/a (estimate)3851,1802,110

Key findings

  • Winchester crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Winchester are 92% lower than the national average
  • In Winchester you have a 1 in 241 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Winchester is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Winchester has decreased by 19%

Winchester crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Winchester (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Winchester, per 100,000 residents. In Winchester, the total number of daily crimes is 3.63 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.99 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Winchester are 10.69 times less than the Massachusetts average and 12.38 times less than the national average. For property crime, Winchester has a daily crime rate that is 3.06 times less than the Massachusetts average and 5.48 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Winchester (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Winchester to every other city in Massachusetts, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Winchester safe? The gauges above illustrate that Winchester is safer than 93% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 91% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Massachusetts and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Winchester, MA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Winchester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Winchester is 1 in 3265
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Winchester is 1 in 260
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Winchester is 1 in 241
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Winchester? In Winchester, MA you have a 1 in 3265 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 260 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 241 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Winchester.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Winchester, MA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Winchester has increased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Winchester has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Winchester has decreased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Winchester police department

      ItemWinchesterMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4611,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.23.3
      There are a total of 46 Winchester police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% less than the Massachusetts average and 35.1% 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
      Boxford, MA2,4720156156
      Topsfield, MA3,43575151226
      Dover, MA2,45316212229
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Lexington, MA32,93650228278
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Arlington, MA44,40875366441
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Okemos, MI22,493202733936
      Willoughby, OH22,495821,3911,473
      New Castle, PA22,5004812,2052,686
      Hastings, MN22,5011711,9802,152
      Jacksonville Beach, FL22,5194713,5714,042
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416
      Source: The Winchester, 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.