Reading, MA
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 6 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Reading is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 89% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Reading is one in 180. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Reading‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 83% of the state's cities and towns.

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 4284, 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 188.

Reading Crime Data

 
Crime Index

89

(100 is safest)


Safer than 89% of U.S. Cities

Reading Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

137

143

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.23

5.33

5.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Reading 0.23
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,284

in Reading

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Reading VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 25,704
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.19
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
Reading 5.33
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 188

in Reading

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Reading Property CRIMES
Population: 25,704
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 107 4
Rate per 1,000 1.01 4.16 0.16
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

Reading Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Reading 14
Massachusetts 27