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


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

Crime rate in Chelmsford, MA

The 2018 crime rate in Chelmsford, MA is 72 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.8 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 27.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Chelmsford crime rate fell by 23% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Chelmsford has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Chelmsford, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chelmsford:

72.5
Lowell:

172.1
Westford:

28.6
Carlisle:

33.5
Dracut:

74.4
Billerica:

42.4
Tewksbury:

145.3
Littleton:

47.6
Dunstable:

68.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chelmsford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
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
(5.9)
2
(5.9)
1
(3.0)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(14.2)
2
(5.7)
3
(8.5)
4
(11.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(14.8)
5
(14.7)
6
(17.8)
8
(23.4)
5
(14.4)
4
(11.8)
4
(11.8)
5
(14.5)
4
(11.5)
7
(20.0)
4
(11.3)
5
(14.2)
5
(14.1)
2
(5.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(80.2)
33
(97.2)
36
(106.7)
35
(102.4)
33
(95.1)
60
(177.6)
27
(79.4)
20
(58.0)
17
(48.8)
23
(65.6)
15
(42.6)
22
(62.4)
37
(104.5)
25
(70.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
78
(231.6)
81
(238.5)
63
(186.7)
68
(198.9)
82
(236.3)
61
(180.6)
60
(176.4)
69
(200.2)
49
(140.6)
39
(111.3)
33
(93.6)
25
(70.9)
48
(135.6)
32
(90.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
481
(1,428)
497
(1,463)
438
(1,298)
557
(1,629)
475
(1,369)
456
(1,350)
441
(1,297)
463
(1,344)
422
(1,210)
513
(1,464)
387
(1,098)
379
(1,075)
419
(1,184)
335
(950.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(89.1)
37
(108.9)
19
(56.3)
26
(76.1)
27
(77.8)
19
(56.2)
19
(55.9)
15
(43.5)
17
(48.8)
13
(37.1)
14
(39.7)
18
(51.1)
23
(65.0)
14
(39.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
1
(2.8)
1
(2.8)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index105.7112.5104.5117.4100.9117.390.487.277.688.476.973.394.072.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 11 registered sex offenders living in Chelmsford, Massachusetts as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chelmsford is 3,073 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Chelmsford:

49.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chelmsford:

67.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chelmsford:

44.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chelmsford:

41.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chelmsford:

42.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Chelmsford:

33.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Chelmsford:

36.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Chelmsford:

48.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chelmsford:

103.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chelmsford:

54.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chelmsford:

68.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chelmsford:

71.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chelmsford:

61.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chelmsford:

53.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Chelmsford:

62.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Chelmsford:

89.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Chelmsford:

48.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Chelmsford:

71.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Chelmsford:

96.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chelmsford:

75.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chelmsford:

79.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chelmsford:

101.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chelmsford:

95.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Chelmsford:

113.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Chelmsford:

108.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chelmsford:

112.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chelmsford:

127.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chelmsford:

132.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chelmsford:

110.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chelmsford:

137.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chelmsford:

131.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Chelmsford:

116.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Chelmsford:

125.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Chelmsford:

103.8
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: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 65 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 64 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 66 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 67 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 68 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 60 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 60 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 63 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 63 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 69 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 69 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 70 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 70 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 71 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 01824.