Melrose, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
161
Total Crimes
563.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-78.05%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Melrose, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Melrose is 563.9 per 100,000 people. That's -78.05% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -64.79% lower 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.

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Melrose SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Melrose
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 161 563.9 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 1 3.5 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 13 45.5 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 15 52.5 338.1 368.9
Burglary 22 77.1 200.8 376.0
Larceny 115 402.8 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 9 31.5 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 146 511.3 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Melrose

15
Violent Crimes
52.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-85.76%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,903.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Melrose each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Melrose is 52.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -85.76% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -84.46% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Melrose

146
Property Crimes
511.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
-76.75%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 195.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Melrose each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Melrose is 511.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -76.75% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -59.52% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Melrose 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 Melrose

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
Revere, MA 54,296 1,144 2,107.0 1,630.0 477.0
Everett, MA 47,005 858 1,825.3 1,457.3 368.0
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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