Lexington, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Lexington. With an annual crime rate of only 3 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 331. These crime statistics put Lexington in the elite group of the safest communities in both Massachusetts and in the nation as a whole. It is for these reasons that Lexington is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Lexington, and we found that the crime rate in Lexington is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Lexington is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lexington 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 Lexington.

For Lexington, 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 Lexington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1841, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Lexington compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Lexington is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Lexington is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Lexington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

93

(100 is safest)


Safer than 93% of U.S. Cities

Lexington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

82

100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.54

2.47

3.02

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.54
3.28
National Median: 4
    Lexington
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,841

in Lexington

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Lexington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 33,132
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 0 15
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.06 0.00 0.45

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
2.47
11.8
National Median: 21
    Lexington
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 404

in Lexington

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Lexington Property CRIMES

Population: 33,132
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5 77 0
Rate per 1,000 0.15 2.32 0.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Lexington Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
6
20
National Median: 28.3
    Lexington
    Massachusetts