Brookline has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brookline is 1 in 61. How does Brookline fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Brookline's crime rate is lower than approximately 51% of Massachusetts communities.
However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Brookline, and we found that the crime rate in Brookline is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Brookline is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Brookline does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Brookline.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Brookline occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Brookline; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 473. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Brookline is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Brookline than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 70.