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


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

Crime rate in Newton, MA

The 2018 crime rate in Newton, MA was 47 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 5.9 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 17.3% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Newton crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Newton has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Newton, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Newton:

46.8
Watertown:

67.6
Waltham:

94.2
Needham:

40.0
Brookline:

73.2
Belmont:

38.1
Weston:

39.1
Wellesley:

32.3
Cambridge:

164.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
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)
3
(3.6)
6
(7.2)
8
(9.6)
8
(9.7)
8
(9.6)
9
(10.7)
6
(7.2)
2
(2.3)
5
(5.8)
11
(12.7)
6
(6.8)
12
(13.5)
3
(3.4)
5
(5.6)
3
(3.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(5.9)
15
(17.9)
23
(27.5)
13
(15.7)
19
(22.8)
18
(21.3)
15
(17.9)
19
(22.2)
17
(19.6)
18
(20.7)
9
(10.1)
13
(14.6)
11
(12.3)
5
(5.6)
5
(5.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(49.9)
92
(110.1)
111
(132.7)
57
(68.9)
90
(108.2)
66
(78.2)
65
(77.6)
59
(68.9)
54
(62.3)
45
(51.8)
45
(50.6)
49
(55.0)
32
(35.9)
39
(43.5)
50
(55.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
147
(174.8)
269
(321.9)
189
(225.9)
184
(222.4)
186
(223.6)
187
(221.5)
170
(202.9)
212
(247.5)
185
(213.4)
205
(236.0)
154
(173.3)
109
(122.4)
80
(89.8)
87
(97.0)
72
(80.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
677
(805.0)
783
(936.9)
829
(990.9)
1,079
(1,304)
896
(1,077)
753
(891.9)
1,016
(1,213)
942
(1,100)
693
(799.2)
584
(672.3)
572
(643.6)
610
(685.0)
544
(610.4)
471
(524.9)
540
(603.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(38.0)
46
(55.0)
37
(44.2)
43
(52.0)
29
(34.9)
31
(36.7)
26
(31.0)
27
(31.5)
16
(18.5)
18
(20.7)
24
(27.0)
19
(21.3)
18
(20.2)
18
(20.1)
17
(19.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(1.2)
3
(3.6)
10
(12.0)
1
(1.2)
4
(4.8)
3
(3.6)
1
(1.2)
3
(3.5)
2
(2.3)
4
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
2
(2.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)64.2100.0103.898.197.787.091.886.171.371.858.663.845.944.246.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 Newton, Massachusetts as of December 06, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 29,855 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Newton:

34.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Newton:

30.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Newton:

27.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Newton:

48.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Newton:

37.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Newton:

48.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Newton:

46.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Newton:

47.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Newton:

54.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Newton:

62.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Newton:

75.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Newton:

52.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Newton:

92.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Newton:

73.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Newton:

32.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Newton:

64.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Newton:

49.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Newton:

48.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Newton:

51.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Newton:

61.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Newton:

70.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Newton:

83.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Newton:

85.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Newton:

109.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Newton:

105.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Newton:

94.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Newton:

103.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Newton:

117.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Newton:

101.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Newton:

119.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Newton:

83.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Newton:

87.2
U.S. Average:

334.1
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: 188 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 180 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 195 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 180 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 163 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 173 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 169 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Massachusetts average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 179 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 181 (139 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 180 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 181 (139 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 195 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 195 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 176 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 180 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 190 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02466, 02468.