Wakefield, MA
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Wakefield, 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

Wakefield is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (70%) and also has a lower crime rate than 54% 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 Wakefield is one in 123 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 Wakefield is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Wakefield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Wakefield is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Wakefield 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 Wakefield.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Wakefield's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Wakefield is one in 646.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Wakefield 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 Wakefield than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 152.

Wakefield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

70

(100 is safest)


Safer than 70% of U.S. Cities

Wakefield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

178

220

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

6.56

8.11

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wakefield 1.55
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 646

in Wakefield

1 in 296

in Massachusetts

Wakefield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,135
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 5 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.44 0.18 0.92

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
Wakefield 6.56
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 152

in Wakefield

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Wakefield Property CRIMES

Population: 27,135
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 155 8
Rate per 1,000 0.55 5.71 0.29

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

Wakefield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wakefield 30
Massachusetts 21