Arlington, MA
Crime Rates




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Arlington, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Arlington is safer than 84% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 29% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Arlington. If you live in Arlington, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 155. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Arlington is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Arlington, and we found that the crime rate in Arlington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Arlington is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Arlington 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 Arlington.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Arlington's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Arlington is one in 834.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Arlington 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 Arlington than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 191.

Arlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

Arlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

54

236

290

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.20

5.24

6.44

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 1.20
Massachusetts 3.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 834

in Arlington

1 in 265

in Massachusetts

Arlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 45,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 7 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.16 0.84

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 5.24
Massachusetts 15.61

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 191

in Arlington

1 in 64

in Massachusetts

Arlington Property CRIMES

Population: 45,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 43 175 18
Rate per 1,000 0.95 3.88 0.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Arlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arlington 56
Massachusetts 25