Wellesley, MA
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Wellesley, 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

Wellesley is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (70%) and also has a lower crime rate than 57% 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 Wellesley is one in 100 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. It is for these reasons that Wellesley is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Wellesley has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Wellesley 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 Wellesley 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 Wellesley.

For Wellesley, 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 Wellesley than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1160, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Wellesley 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 Wellesley than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 110.

Wellesley Crime Data

 

Crime Index

70

(100 is safest)


Safer than 70% of U.S. Cities

Wellesley Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

264

289

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.86

9.10

9.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wellesley 0.86
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,160

in Wellesley

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Wellesley VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,000
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.48 0.07 0.31

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
Wellesley 9.10
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 110

in Wellesley

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Wellesley Property CRIMES

Population: 29,000
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 46 215 3
Rate per 1,000 1.59 7.41 0.10

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

Wellesley Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wellesley 29
Massachusetts 27