Newton, MA
Crime Rates



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Newton, 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

Newton is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (81%) and also has a lower crime rate than 68% of the communities in Massachusetts, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Newton is one in 140 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 36. It is for these reasons that Newton 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 Newton, and we found that the crime rate in Newton is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton.

For Newton, 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 Newton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1780, 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 Newton 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 Newton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 152.

Newton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

81

(100 is safest)


Safer than 81% of U.S. Cities

Newton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

50

584

634

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.56

6.56

7.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newton 0.56
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,780

in Newton

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Newton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 88,994
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 5 40
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.06 0.06 0.45

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
Newton 6.56
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 152

in Newton

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Newton Property CRIMES

Population: 88,994
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 87 479 18
Rate per 1,000 0.98 5.38 0.20

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

Newton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newton 35
Massachusetts 24