Arlington, MA
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Arlington, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 71% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 42% 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 101. 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.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Arlington has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Arlington is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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.

For Arlington, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Arlington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1019, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 112.

Arlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

71

(100 is safest)


Safer than 71% of U.S. Cities

Arlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

44

401

445

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.98

8.95

9.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 0.98
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,019

in Arlington

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Arlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 44,815
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 6 36
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.13 0.80

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 8.95
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 112

in Arlington

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Arlington Property CRIMES

Population: 44,815
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 84 287 30
Rate per 1,000 1.87 6.40 0.67

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Arlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arlington 86
Massachusetts 27