Medford, MA
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Medford, 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

Medford has an overall crime rate of 17 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 Medford is 1 in 59. How does Medford fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Medford's crime rate is lower than approximately 27% of Massachusetts communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Medford occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Medford; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 499. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Medford; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Medford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Medford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

854

969

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.00

14.88

16.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Medford 2.00
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 499

in Medford

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Medford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 57,403
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 27 76
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.47 1.32

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
Medford 14.88
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in Medford

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Medford Property CRIMES

Population: 57,403
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 132 638 84
Rate per 1,000 2.30 11.11 1.46

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

Medford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Medford 114
Massachusetts 27