Chelmsford, MA
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Chelmsford, 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

Chelmsford has an overall crime rate of 13 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 76. How does Chelmsford fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Chelmsford's crime rate is lower than approximately 41% 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.

For Chelmsford, 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 Chelmsford than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1465, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Chelmsford; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Chelmsford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

57

(100 is safest)


Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Chelmsford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

437

461

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.68

12.43

13.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chelmsford 0.68
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,465

in Chelmsford

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Chelmsford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 35,149
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 4 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 0.11 0.43

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
Chelmsford 12.43
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 80

in Chelmsford

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Chelmsford Property CRIMES

Population: 35,149
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 390 14
Rate per 1,000 0.94 11.10 0.40

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

Chelmsford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chelmsford 21
Massachusetts 27