Brookline, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2019-11-20
688
Total Crimes
1,162.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-54.75%
Below National Average
Brookline Crime Compared To MA Average
Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

What is the crime rate in Brookline, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Brookline is 1,162.2 per 100,000 people. That's -54.75% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -27.43% lower than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,601.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Brookline SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
10
Education
10
Commute
5

How Does Brookline Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Brookline
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 688 1,162.2 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 9 15.2 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 42 70.9 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 56 94.6 338.1 368.9
Burglary 71 119.9 200.8 376.0
Larceny 540 912.2 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 21 35.5 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 632 1,067.6 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Brookline

56
Violent Crimes
94.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-74.36%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,057.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Brookline each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Brookline is 94.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -74.36% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -72.02% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Brookline

632
Property Crimes
1,067.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
-51.46%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 93.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Brookline each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Brookline is 1,067.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -51.46% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -15.49% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Crime In Cities Around Brookline

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Boston, MA 694,673 18,331 2,638.8 2,016.3 622.5
Cambridge, MA 114,881 2,407 2,095.2 1,800.1 295.1
Newton, MA 89,505 687 767.6 702.8 64.8
Somerville, MA 82,161 1,197 1,456.9 1,241.5 215.4
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
Lexington, MA 34,050 121 355.4 331.9 23.5
Needham, MA 31,264 160 511.8 460.6 51.2
Wellesley, MA 29,681 136 458.2 417.8 40.4
Milton, MA 27,642 72 260.5 217.1 43.4
Belmont, MA 26,700 172 644.2 625.5 18.7
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