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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Brookline is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (62%) and also has a lower crime rate than 37% of the communities in Massachusetts, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Brookline is one in 104 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 40.

Additionally, 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 1019, 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 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Brookline Crime Data

 

Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Brookline Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

58

509

567

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.98

8.61

9.59

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.98
3.28
National Median: 4
    Brookline
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,019

in Brookline

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Brookline VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,121
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 14 41
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.03 0.24 0.69

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
8.61
11.8
National Median: 21
    Brookline
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 116

in Brookline

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Brookline Property CRIMES

Population: 59,121
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 459 6
Rate per 1,000 0.74 7.76 0.10

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Brookline Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
84
20
National Median: 28.3
    Brookline
    Massachusetts