Wakefield, MA
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Wakefield, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 (71%) and also has a lower crime rate than 59% 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 102 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 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Wakefield, and we found that the crime rate in Wakefield is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Wakefield 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 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wakefield occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Wakefield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 516. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 127.

Wakefield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

71

(100 is safest)


Safer than 71% of U.S. Cities

Wakefield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

52

211

263

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.94

7.86

9.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wakefield 1.94
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 516

in Wakefield

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Wakefield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,847
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 8 4 38
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.30 0.15 1.42

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
Wakefield 7.86
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 127

in Wakefield

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Wakefield Property CRIMES

Population: 26,847
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 147 17
Rate per 1,000 1.75 5.48 0.63

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

Wakefield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wakefield 36
Massachusetts 27