Wellesley, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
136
Total Crimes
458.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-82.16%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Wellesley, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wellesley is 458.2 per 100,000 people. That's -82.16% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -71.39% 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.

Wellesley SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
10
Commute
5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Wellesley
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 136 458.2 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 1 3.4 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 8 27.0 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 12 40.4 338.1 368.9
Burglary 11 37.1 200.8 376.0
Larceny 113 380.7 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 0 0.0 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 124 417.8 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Wellesley

12
Violent Crimes
40.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-89.04%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 2,473.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wellesley each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wellesley is 40.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -89.04% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -88.04% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wellesley

124
Property Crimes
417.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-81.01%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 239.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wellesley each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wellesley is 417.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -81.01% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -66.93% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Wellesley 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 Wellesley

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newton, MA 89,505 687 767.6 702.8 64.8
Framingham, MA 72,510 1,073 1,479.8 1,130.9 348.9
Waltham, MA 62,655 678 1,082.1 895.4 186.7
Brookline, MA 59,199 688 1,162.2 1,067.6 94.6
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
Belmont, MA 26,700 172 644.2 625.5 18.7
Reading, MA 26,293 149 566.7 547.7 19.0
Dedham, MA 25,437 346 1,360.2 1,332.7 27.5
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