Reading, MA
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Reading, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Reading is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (81%) and also has a lower crime rate than 69% 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 Reading is one in 168 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 39. It is for these reasons that Reading 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 Reading, and we found that the crime rate in Reading is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading.

For Reading, 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 Reading than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 5067, 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 Reading 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 Reading than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 174.

Reading Crime Data

 

Crime Index

81

(100 is safest)


Safer than 81% of U.S. Cities

Reading Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

146

151

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.20

5.76

5.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Reading 0.20
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,067

in Reading

1 in 296

in Massachusetts

Reading VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,337
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.12

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Reading 5.76
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 174

in Reading

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Reading Property CRIMES

Population: 25,337
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 114 8
Rate per 1,000 0.95 4.50 0.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Reading Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Reading 15
Massachusetts 21