Lexington, MA
Crime Rates


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Lexington, MA crime analytics

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lexington is 1 in 194. This equates to a crime rate of 5 per 1,000 residents, making Lexington one of the safest communities in nation. Lexington's crime rate is not the lowest in Massachusetts, however. Approximately 14% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts have a lower crime rate, according to FBI crime statistics. 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 1758, 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 5 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


(100 is safest)

Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lexington 0.57
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,758

in Lexington

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 33,394
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.57
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)

Lexington 4.58
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 218

in Lexington

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Lexington Property CRIMES
Population: 33,394
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 130 1
Rate per 1,000 0.66 3.89 0.03
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

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

Lexington 10
Massachusetts 27