Lexington, MA
Crime Rates



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Lexington, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

Lexington's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in Massachusetts (19% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe town, Lexington's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Lexington is one in 209. It is for these reasons that Lexington is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Lexington, and we found that the crime rate in Lexington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington.

For Lexington, 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 Lexington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1453, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Lexington compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Lexington is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Lexington is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Lexington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

91

(100 is safest)


Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

137

160

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.69

4.10

4.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lexington 0.69
Massachusetts 3.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,453

in Lexington

1 in 265

in Massachusetts

Lexington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 33,410
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.09 0.03 0.57

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lexington 4.10
Massachusetts 15.61

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 244

in Lexington

1 in 64

in Massachusetts

Lexington Property CRIMES

Population: 33,410
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 113 2
Rate per 1,000 0.66 3.38 0.06

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lexington 10
Massachusetts 25