Waltham, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
678
Total Crimes
1,082.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-57.87%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Waltham, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Waltham is 1,082.1 per 100,000 people. That's -57.87% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -32.43% 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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Waltham SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
8
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Waltham
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 678 1,082.1 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 11 17.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 93 148.4 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 117 186.7 338.1 368.9
Burglary 90 143.6 200.8 376.0
Larceny 431 687.9 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 40 63.8 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 561 895.4 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Waltham

117
Violent Crimes
186.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-49.38%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 535.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waltham each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waltham is 186.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -49.38% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -44.77% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waltham

561
Property Crimes
895.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-59.29%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 111.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waltham each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waltham is 895.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -59.29% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -29.12% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Waltham 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 Waltham

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
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
Winchester, MA 23,036 118 512.2 486.2 26.0
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