Cambridge, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
2,407
Total Crimes
2,095.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-18.42%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Cambridge, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cambridge is 2,095.2 per 100,000 people. That's -18.42% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 30.83% higher than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,601.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Cambridge SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
6

How Does Cambridge Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Cambridge
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,407 2,095.2 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 102 88.8 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 210 182.8 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 339 295.1 338.1 368.9
Burglary 255 222.0 200.8 376.0
Larceny 1,704 1,483.3 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 109 94.9 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 2,068 1,800.1 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Cambridge

339
Violent Crimes
295.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-20.01%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 338.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cambridge each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cambridge is 295.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -20.01% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -12.72% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cambridge

2,068
Property Crimes
1,800.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
-18.16%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 55.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cambridge each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cambridge is 1,800.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -18.16% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 42.49% higher than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Cambridge Crime Compared To Massachusetts Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Cambridge

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newton, MA 89,505 687 767.6 702.8 64.8
Somerville, MA 82,161 1,197 1,456.9 1,241.5 215.4
Malden, MA 61,469 768 1,249.4 956.6 292.8
Brookline, MA 59,199 688 1,162.2 1,067.6 94.6
Medford, MA 57,997 621 1,070.7 944.9 125.9
Everett, MA 47,005 858 1,825.3 1,457.3 368.0
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
Chelsea, MA 40,974 861 2,101.3 1,425.3 676.0
Lexington, MA 34,050 121 355.4 331.9 23.5
Needham, MA 31,264 160 511.8 460.6 51.2
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