Medford, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
621
Total Crimes
1,070.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-58.31%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Medford, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Medford is 1,070.7 per 100,000 people. That's -58.31% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -33.14% 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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Medford SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Medford
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 621 1,070.7 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 9 15.5 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 58 100.0 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 73 125.9 338.1 368.9
Burglary 85 146.6 200.8 376.0
Larceny 414 713.8 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 49 84.5 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 548 944.9 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Medford

73
Violent Crimes
125.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-65.88%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 794.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Medford each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Medford is 125.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -65.88% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -62.77% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Medford

548
Property Crimes
944.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
-57.04%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 105.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Medford each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Medford is 944.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -57.04% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -25.21% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Medford Crime Compared To Massachusetts Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Medford

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
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
Malden, MA 61,469 768 1,249.4 956.6 292.8
Brookline, MA 59,199 688 1,162.2 1,067.6 94.6
Everett, MA 47,005 858 1,825.3 1,457.3 368.0
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
Chelsea, MA 40,974 861 2,101.3 1,425.3 676.0
Lexington, MA 34,050 121 355.4 331.9 23.5
Needham, MA 31,264 160 511.8 460.6 51.2
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