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Waltham, MA | Crime Rates

Waltham is a region located in MA, and has a population of 61,002. This region is policed by WALTHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Waltham has an overall crime rate of 2,539 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Waltham is 1 in 39 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Waltham for the previous 2 years was 2,449 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Waltham has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Waltham USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 2,539 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 39 148
Rape Rate 25 30
Assault Rate 1,051 644
Burglary Rate 313 726
Forced Entry Rate 167 417
Larceny Rate 1,048 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 62 362

Policing Statistics

Waltham USA
Overall Clearance 17% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 31% 52%
Rape Clearance 4% 38%
Robbery Clearance 10% 23%
Burglary Clearance 7% 12%
Larceny Clearance 8% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 13% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 15 sex offender(s) in Waltham. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 25 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Waltham. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Massachusetts see http://www.mass.gov/sorb/community.htm

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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