Medford, MA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
642
Total Crimes
1,116.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-54.91%
Below National Average
193 out of 289
In Massachusetts
3,712 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Medford, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Medford is 1,116.8 per 100,000 people. That's -54.91% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -25.91% lower than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,507.4 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.

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Medford SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Medford
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 642 1,116.8 1,507.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.2 5.0
Robbery 17 29.6 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 92 160.0 241.0 250.2
Violent Crime 116 201.8 327.6 366.7
Burglary 51 88.7 179.0 340.5
Larceny 442 768.9 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 33 57.4 89.0 219.9
Property Crime 526 915.0 1,179.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Medford

116.0
Violent Crimes
201.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-44.97%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 495.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Medford each year. That compares to a 1 in 305.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Medford is 201.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -44.97% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -38.40% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 327.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Medford

526.0
Property Crimes
915.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
-56.63%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 109.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Medford each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Medford is 915.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -56.63% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -22.44% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,179.8 per 100,000 people.

Medford 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 Medford

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Cambridge, MA 119,908 2,317 1,932.3 1,653.8 278.5
Newton, MA 88,658 559 630.5 575.2 55.3
Somerville, MA 81,668 1,191 1,458.3 1,255.1 203.3
Malden, MA 60,746 881 1,450.3 1,183.6 266.7
Brookline, MA 58,928 560 950.3 853.6 96.7
Everett, MA 47,195 868 1,839.2 1,320.1 519.1
Arlington, MA 45,614 201 440.7 366.1 74.5
Chelsea, MA 40,496 864 2,133.5 1,466.8 666.7
Lexington, MA 33,824 94 277.9 227.6 50.3
Needham, MA 31,275 145 463.6 431.7 32.0
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