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


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

Crime rate in Belmont, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Belmont, MA is 43 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 6.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 16.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Belmont crime rate rose by 14% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Belmont has seen decline of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Belmont, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Belmont:

43.4
Watertown:

73.0
Arlington:

40.0
Waltham:

83.5
Cambridge:

149.3
Somerville:

116.8
Medford:

92.2
Newton:

40.9
Winchester:

23.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Belmont by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
5
(21.6)
5
(21.5)
6
(25.4)
4
(17.1)
5
(20.1)
3
(11.9)
4
(15.7)
6
(23.5)
3
(11.7)
5
(19.5)
4
(15.1)
1
(3.7)
1
(3.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
4
(17.3)
8
(34.4)
3
(12.7)
6
(25.6)
3
(12.1)
4
(15.9)
2
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(42.5)
16
(69.0)
25
(107.5)
19
(80.5)
21
(89.6)
15
(60.3)
12
(47.6)
18
(70.8)
10
(39.1)
5
(19.5)
9
(35.1)
5
(18.9)
4
(15.0)
5
(19.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
62
(263.7)
71
(306.2)
96
(412.9)
98
(415.3)
151
(644.5)
94
(377.8)
114
(452.2)
56
(220.3)
37
(144.8)
47
(182.9)
58
(226.2)
85
(321.6)
52
(194.8)
76
(288.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
118
(501.9)
156
(672.9)
152
(653.7)
166
(703.5)
168
(717.0)
180
(723.5)
168
(666.4)
172
(676.6)
124
(485.3)
102
(397.0)
114
(444.7)
116
(438.9)
107
(400.7)
98
(372.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(68.1)
15
(64.7)
15
(64.5)
25
(105.9)
11
(46.9)
15
(60.3)
9
(35.7)
13
(51.1)
13
(50.9)
3
(11.7)
5
(19.5)
9
(34.0)
8
(30.0)
5
(19.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.3)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
3
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
City-Data.com crime index61.889.8109.2105.9116.892.085.075.760.242.957.862.138.143.4

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.


When are crimes committed in Belmont, MA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Belmont:

13.3
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Belmont:

11.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Belmont:

30.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Belmont:

37.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Belmont:

21.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Belmont:

43.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Belmont:

55.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Belmont:

43.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Belmont:

56.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Belmont:

74.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Belmont:

72.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Belmont:

92.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Belmont:

64.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Belmont:

34.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Belmont:

78.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Belmont:

63.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Belmont:

71.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Belmont:

46.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Belmont:

79.2
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Belmont:

63.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Belmont:

91.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Belmont:

70.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Belmont:

58.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Belmont:

60.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Belmont:

85.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Belmont:

129.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Belmont:

120.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Belmont:

171.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Belmont:

134.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Belmont:

124.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Belmont:

104.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Belmont:

88.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Belmont:

95.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Belmont:

93.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Belmont:

74.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Belmont:

78.6
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 2018, including police officers: 59 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 67 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 60 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 59 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 57 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 58 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 56 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 60 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 60 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 61 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 60 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 59 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 59 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 53 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 51 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 02138, 02472, 02478.