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Crime rate in Arlington, Massachusetts (MA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Arlington, MA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Arlington, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Arlington, MA is 40 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 6.8 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 15.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Arlington crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Arlington has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Arlington, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Arlington:

40.0
Belmont:

43.4
Winchester:

23.5
Medford:

92.2
Watertown:

73.0
Lexington:

28.5
Somerville:

116.8
Cambridge:

149.3
Waltham:

83.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Arlington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(19.3)
6
(14.7)
3
(7.3)
3
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.6)
3
(6.9)
7
(15.9)
9
(20.3)
2
(4.5)
9
(20.0)
7
(15.4)
2
(4.4)
5
(11.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(19.3)
11
(26.9)
14
(34.2)
11
(26.4)
9
(21.8)
7
(16.2)
9
(20.6)
10
(22.7)
9
(20.3)
6
(13.4)
7
(15.6)
7
(15.4)
9
(19.6)
8
(17.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(82.0)
46
(112.5)
38
(92.7)
59
(141.8)
87
(211.1)
43
(99.8)
39
(89.3)
35
(79.4)
45
(101.3)
36
(80.2)
38
(84.4)
24
(52.8)
23
(50.1)
21
(46.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
216
(520.8)
231
(564.8)
185
(451.3)
119
(286.1)
154
(373.7)
133
(308.5)
100
(229.0)
126
(285.7)
62
(139.5)
84
(187.2)
42
(93.3)
80
(176.0)
41
(89.4)
16
(35.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
360
(868.1)
371
(907.0)
441
(1,076)
390
(937.5)
460
(1,116)
458
(1,063)
404
(925.0)
365
(827.7)
303
(681.8)
283
(630.7)
168
(373.3)
162
(356.4)
144
(313.9)
139
(304.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(86.8)
36
(88.0)
35
(85.4)
26
(62.5)
21
(51.0)
35
(81.2)
11
(25.2)
25
(56.7)
17
(38.3)
30
(66.9)
18
(40.0)
15
(33.0)
6
(13.1)
12
(26.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(28.9)
15
(36.7)
16
(39.0)
9
(21.6)
8
(19.4)
1
(2.3)
7
(16.0)
3
(6.8)
2
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(6.6)
City-Data.com crime index120.6130.0116.1104.6123.799.184.6106.682.667.362.256.739.340.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Arlington, Massachusetts as of April 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Arlington is 15,012 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Arlington, MA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Arlington:

42.8
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Arlington:

39.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Arlington:

49.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Arlington:

70.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Arlington:

51.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Arlington:

81.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Arlington:

80.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Arlington:

61.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Arlington:

62.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Arlington:

116.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Arlington:

91.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Arlington:

70.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Arlington:

89.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Arlington:

74.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Arlington:

53.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Arlington:

73.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Arlington:

60.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Arlington:

93.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Arlington:

26.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Arlington:

35.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Arlington:

58.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Arlington:

43.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Arlington:

79.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Arlington:

67.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Arlington:

107.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Arlington:

95.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Arlington:

127.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Arlington:

138.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Arlington:

113.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Arlington:

156.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Arlington:

171.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Arlington:

160.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Arlington:

124.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Arlington:

127.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Arlington:

94.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Arlington:

108.6
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 78 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Massachusetts average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 81 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 83 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 84 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 77 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 80 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 79 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 78 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 80 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 79 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 69 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 77 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 77 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 77 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 77 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 79 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 74 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Arlington, MA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 02474, 02476.