Reading, MA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
120
Total Crimes
472.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-79.88%
Below National Average
91 out of 298
In Massachusetts
1,466 out of 8,904
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 472.1 per 100,000 people. That's -79.88% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -65.34% lower than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,362.0 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
6
Safety
9
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 120 472.1 1,362.0 2,346.0
Murder 0 0.0 2.3 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 9 35.4 235.9 279.7
Violent Crime 11 43.3 308.8 387.8
Burglary 12 47.2 149.7 314.2
Larceny 86 338.4 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 11 43.3 99.2 246.0
Property Crime 109 428.8 1,053.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Reading

11
Violent Crimes
43.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-88.84%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,310.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 323.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Reading is 43.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -88.84% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -85.99% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 308.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Reading

109
Property Crimes
428.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-78.10%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 233.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Reading each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Reading is 428.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -78.10% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -59.28% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,053.2 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 88,281 534 604.9 550.5 54.4
Brookline, MA 59,057 735 1,244.6 1,137.9 106.7
Arlington, MA 45,582 163 357.6 298.4 59.2
Woburn, MA 40,142 448 1,116.0 981.5 134.5
Lexington, MA 33,138 126 380.2 344.0 36.2
Needham, MA 31,586 141 446.4 370.4 76.0
Burlington, MA 28,960 284 980.7 828.7 151.9
Wellesley, MA 28,687 120 418.3 383.4 34.9
Saugus, MA 28,397 307 1,081.1 827.6 253.5
Melrose, MA 27,975 158 564.8 471.8 92.9
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