Somerville, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,197
Total Crimes
1,456.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-43.28%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Somerville, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Somerville is 1,456.9 per 100,000 people. That's -43.28% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -9.03% 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.

Somerville SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Somerville
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,197 1,456.9 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 43 52.3 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 113 137.5 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 177 215.4 338.1 368.9
Burglary 160 194.7 200.8 376.0
Larceny 750 912.8 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 110 133.9 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 1,020 1,241.5 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Somerville

177
Violent Crimes
215.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-41.60%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 464.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Somerville each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Somerville is 215.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -41.60% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -36.28% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Somerville

1,020
Property Crimes
1,241.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
-43.56%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 80.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Somerville each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Somerville is 1,241.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -43.56% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -1.73% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Somerville 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 Somerville

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
Newton, MA 89,505 687 767.6 702.8 64.8
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
Everett, MA 47,005 858 1,825.3 1,457.3 368.0
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
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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