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


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

Crime rate in Brookline, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Brookline, MA is 64 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 4.3 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 25.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Brookline crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Brookline has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Brookline, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Brookline:

63.6
Boston:

257.8
Cambridge:

149.3
Watertown:

73.0
Newton:

40.9
Somerville:

116.8
Belmont:

43.4
Needham:

29.7
Milton:

25.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Brookline by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.8)
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)
1
(1.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(12.5)
1
(1.8)
3
(5.5)
4
(7.2)
3
(5.4)
1
(1.7)
4
(6.7)
6
(10.1)
1
(1.7)
2
(3.4)
2
(3.4)
1
(1.7)
5
(8.4)
2
(3.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
47
(84.0)
36
(65.5)
30
(55.0)
30
(54.2)
30
(53.8)
29
(49.1)
31
(52.0)
16
(26.9)
17
(28.6)
19
(31.9)
12
(20.3)
12
(20.3)
9
(15.2)
14
(23.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/A92
(167.3)
N/AN/A128
(229.6)
94
(159.1)
47
(78.8)
63
(106.1)
148
(249.1)
143
(240.3)
N/A32
(54.0)
42
(70.9)
40
(67.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
218
(389.8)
161
(292.9)
156
(286.1)
103
(185.9)
149
(267.3)
178
(301.2)
148
(248.1)
107
(180.2)
92
(154.8)
136
(228.5)
77
(130.4)
91
(153.6)
71
(119.9)
44
(74.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
778
(1,391)
809
(1,472)
683
(1,253)
636
(1,148)
656
(1,177)
634
(1,073)
637
(1,068)
549
(924.5)
661
(1,113)
646
(1,085)
523
(885.9)
563
(950.5)
540
(912.2)
453
(768.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(96.6)
38
(69.1)
22
(40.3)
24
(43.3)
23
(41.3)
20
(33.8)
18
(30.2)
20
(33.7)
12
(20.2)
22
(37.0)
10
(16.9)
11
(18.6)
21
(35.5)
6
(10.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A2
(3.7)
3
(5.4)
2
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index171.3139.5128.0117.6135.4114.699.289.7116.7122.7103.268.573.263.6

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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Brookline, Massachusetts as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brookline is 59,690 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 Brookline, MA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Brookline:

52.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Brookline:

51.5
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Brookline:

38.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2015
Brookline:

139.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Brookline:

140.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Brookline:

76.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Brookline:

72.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Brookline:

105.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Brookline:

147.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2007
Brookline:

118.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2003
Brookline:

163.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Brookline:

171.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Brookline:

54.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Brookline:

74.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Brookline:

81.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Brookline:

72.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Brookline:

105.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Brookline:

89.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Brookline:

87.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Brookline:

107.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Brookline:

119.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Brookline:

118.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Brookline:

101.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Brookline:

125.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Brookline:

142.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Brookline:

162.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Brookline:

157.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Brookline:

170.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Brookline:

155.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Brookline:

172.5
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: 158 (128 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Massachusetts average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 170 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 141 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 159 (129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 153 (129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 172 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 143 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 183 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 148 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 154 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 164 (129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 155 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 148 (125 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 156 (136 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 160 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 170 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 160 (136 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 02445, 02446.