Reading, MA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
119
Total Crimes
470.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-81.01%
Below National Average
74 out of 289
In Massachusetts
1,373 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Reading, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Reading is 470.3 per 100,000 people. That's -81.01% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -68.80% 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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Reading SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
9.5
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Reading
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 119 470.3 1,507.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.2 5.0
Robbery 0 0.0 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3 11.9 241.0 250.2
Violent Crime 3 11.9 327.6 366.7
Burglary 15 59.3 179.0 340.5
Larceny 94 371.5 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 7 27.7 89.0 219.9
Property Crime 116 458.4 1,179.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Reading

3.0
Violent Crimes
11.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-96.77%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 8,435.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 305.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Reading is 11.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -96.77% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -96.38% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 327.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Reading

116.0
Property Crimes
458.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-78.27%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 218.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Reading is 458.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -78.27% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -61.14% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,179.8 per 100,000 people.

Reading 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 Reading

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newton, MA 88,658 559 630.5 575.2 55.3
Brookline, MA 58,928 560 950.3 853.6 96.7
Arlington, MA 45,614 201 440.7 366.1 74.5
Woburn, MA 40,251 484 1,202.5 1,028.5 173.9
Lexington, MA 33,824 94 277.9 227.6 50.3
Needham, MA 31,275 145 463.6 431.7 32.0
Wellesley, MA 29,651 127 428.3 404.7 23.6
Burlington, MA 29,082 496 1,705.5 1,550.8 154.7
Saugus, MA 28,378 432 1,522.3 1,268.6 253.7
Melrose, MA 28,120 204 725.5 611.7 113.8
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