Chelmsford, MA
Crime Rates



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Chelmsford, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Chelmsford has an overall crime rate of 15 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 Chelmsford is 1 in 65. How does Chelmsford fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Chelmsford's crime rate is lower than approximately 26% of Massachusetts communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Chelmsford has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Chelmsford'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 Chelmsford is one in 763.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Chelmsford; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Chelmsford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Chelmsford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

46

493

539

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.31

14.05

15.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chelmsford 1.31
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 763

in Chelmsford

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Chelmsford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 35,099
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 5 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.09 0.14 1.08

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chelmsford 14.05
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 71

in Chelmsford

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Chelmsford Property CRIMES

Population: 35,099
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 48 422 23
Rate per 1,000 1.37 12.02 0.66

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Chelmsford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chelmsford 24
Massachusetts 24