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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Wakefield is safer than 66% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 51% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Wakefield. If you live in Wakefield, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 98. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. 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.

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 446. 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 125.

Wakefield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

66

(100 is safest)


Safer than 66% of U.S. Cities

Wakefield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

60

214

274

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.24

8.00

10.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wakefield 2.24
Massachusetts 3.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 446

in Wakefield

1 in 265

in Massachusetts

Wakefield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,753
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 7 44
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.26 1.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wakefield 8.00
Massachusetts 15.61

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 125

in Wakefield

1 in 64

in Massachusetts

Wakefield Property CRIMES

Population: 26,753
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 173 14
Rate per 1,000 1.01 6.47 0.52

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Wakefield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wakefield 37
Massachusetts 25