Melrose, MA
Crime Rates



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Melrose, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 9 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Melrose is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 73% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Melrose is one in 117. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Melrose‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 57% 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.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Melrose, and we found that the crime rate in Melrose is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Melrose 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 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 1233, 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 130.

Melrose Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Melrose Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

219

242

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.81

7.72

8.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Melrose 0.81
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,233

in Melrose

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Melrose VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,367
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 3 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.11 0.67

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Melrose 7.72
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 130

in Melrose

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Melrose Property CRIMES

Population: 28,367
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 177 19
Rate per 1,000 0.81 6.24 0.67

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Melrose Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Melrose 51
Massachusetts 24