Brookline, MA
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Brookline, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Brookline has an overall crime rate of 12 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 85. How does Brookline fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Brookline's crime rate is lower than approximately 36% 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.

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.

For Brookline, 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 Brookline than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1041, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Brookline; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Brookline Crime Data

 

Crime Index

54

(100 is safest)


Safer than 54% of U.S. Cities

Brookline Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

638

695

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.96

10.76

11.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brookline 0.96
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,041

in Brookline

1 in 296

in Massachusetts

Brookline VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 9 43
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.15 0.73

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brookline 10.76
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 93

in Brookline

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Brookline Property CRIMES

Population: 59,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 71 546 21
Rate per 1,000 1.20 9.21 0.35

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Brookline Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Brookline 103
Massachusetts 21