Needham, MA
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Needham, 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 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Needham is safer than 86% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 23% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Needham. If you live in Needham, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 154. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Needham 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 Needham, and we found that the crime rate in Needham is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Needham 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 Needham 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 Needham.

For Needham, 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 Needham than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3396, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Needham 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 Needham than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 162.

Needham Crime Data

 

Crime Index

86

(100 is safest)


Safer than 86% of U.S. Cities

Needham Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

189

198

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.29

6.18

6.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Needham 0.29
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,396

in Needham

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Needham VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,564
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.07 0.03 0.20

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
Needham 6.18
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 162

in Needham

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Needham Property CRIMES

Population: 30,564
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 160 6
Rate per 1,000 0.75 5.23 0.20

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

Needham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Needham 16
Massachusetts 27