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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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 5 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Reading is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 84% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Reading is one in 213. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Reading‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 68% of the state's cities and towns. 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 2320, 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 234.

Reading Crime Data

 

Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

Reading Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

109

120

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.43

4.27

4.70

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.43
3.03
National Median: 4
    Reading
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,320

in Reading

1 in 330

in Massachusetts

Reading VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,518
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.35

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
4.27
10.33
National Median: 19
    Reading
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 234

in Reading

1 in 97

in Massachusetts

Reading Property CRIMES

Population: 25,518
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 86 11
Rate per 1,000 0.47 3.37 0.43

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Reading Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
12
18
National Median: 26.9
    Reading
    Massachusetts