Melrose, MA
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 11 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Melrose is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 66% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Melrose is one in 91. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Melrose‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 51% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Melrose is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Melrose, 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 Melrose than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1037, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Melrose is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Melrose than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 100.

Melrose Crime Data

 

Crime Index

66

(100 is safest)


Safer than 66% of U.S. Cities

Melrose Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

279

306

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.96

9.97

10.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Melrose 0.96
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,037

in Melrose

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Melrose VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,997
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 8 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.29 0.57

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
Melrose 9.97
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 100

in Melrose

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Melrose Property CRIMES

Population: 27,997
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 217 26
Rate per 1,000 1.29 7.75 0.93

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

Melrose Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Melrose 64
Massachusetts 27