Belmont, MA
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 6 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Belmont is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 86% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Belmont is one in 158. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Belmont‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 79% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Belmont 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 Belmont, and we found that the crime rate in Belmont is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont.

For Belmont, 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 Belmont than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3198, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Belmont 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 Belmont than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 166.

Belmont Crime Data

 
Crime Index

86

(100 is safest)


Safer than 86% of U.S. Cities

Belmont Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

154

162

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.31

6.02

6.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belmont 0.31
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,198

in Belmont

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Belmont VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 25,584
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.00 0.20
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
Belmont 6.02
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 166

in Belmont

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Belmont Property CRIMES
Population: 25,584
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 104 3
Rate per 1,000 1.84 4.07 0.12
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

Belmont Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Belmont 35
Massachusetts 27