Newton, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
687
Total Crimes
767.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-70.12%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Newton, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Newton is 767.6 per 100,000 people. That's -70.12% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -52.07% 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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Newton SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
9
Amenities
10
Education
9.5
Commute
5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Newton
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 687 767.6 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 5 5.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 50 55.9 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 58 64.8 338.1 368.9
Burglary 72 80.4 200.8 376.0
Larceny 540 603.3 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 17 19.0 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 629 702.8 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Newton

58
Violent Crimes
64.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-82.43%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,543.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Newton each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Newton is 64.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -82.43% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -80.83% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Newton

629
Property Crimes
702.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-68.05%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 142.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Newton each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Newton is 702.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -68.05% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -44.37% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Newton 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 Newton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Cambridge, MA 114,881 2,407 2,095.2 1,800.1 295.1
Waltham, MA 62,655 678 1,082.1 895.4 186.7
Brookline, MA 59,199 688 1,162.2 1,067.6 94.6
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
Lexington, MA 34,050 121 355.4 331.9 23.5
Needham, MA 31,264 160 511.8 460.6 51.2
Wellesley, MA 29,681 136 458.2 417.8 40.4
Belmont, MA 26,700 172 644.2 625.5 18.7
Reading, MA 26,293 149 566.7 547.7 19.0
Dedham, MA 25,437 346 1,360.2 1,332.7 27.5
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