Chelsea, MA
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Chelsea, MA crime analytics


The crime rate in Chelsea is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Chelsea is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Chelsea is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Chelsea has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Chelsea to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Chelsea to other communities of similar population, then Chelsea crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Chelsea does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Chelsea 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 Chelsea.

For Chelsea, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Chelsea is one in 92.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chelsea's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Chelsea a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Chelsea is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Chelsea has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Chelsea is one in 337.

Chelsea Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Chelsea Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

430

919

1,349

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.91

23.33

34.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chelsea 10.91
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 92

in Chelsea

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Chelsea VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,398
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 26 186 218
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.66 4.72 5.53

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
Chelsea 23.33
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Chelsea

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Chelsea Property CRIMES

Population: 39,398
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 145 657 117
Rate per 1,000 3.68 16.68 2.97

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

Chelsea Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chelsea 609
Massachusetts 27