Newton, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Newton is safer than 76% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 44% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Newton. If you live in Newton, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 151. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40. It is for these reasons that Newton 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 Newton, and we found that the crime rate in Newton is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Newton 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 Newton 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 Newton.

For Newton, 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 Newton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1668, 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 Newton 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 Newton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 167.

Newton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

76

(100 is safest)


Safer than 76% of U.S. Cities

Newton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

53

531

584

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.60

6.01

6.61

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.6
3.28
National Median: 4
    Newton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,668

in Newton

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Newton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 88,414
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 10 37
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.07 0.11 0.42

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
6.01
11.8
National Median: 21
    Newton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 167

in Newton

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Newton Property CRIMES

Population: 88,414
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 76 444 11
Rate per 1,000 0.86 5.02 0.12

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

Newton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
32
20
National Median: 28.3
    Newton
    Massachusetts