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


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

Crime rate in Wellesley, MA

The 2018 crime rate in Wellesley, MA is 32 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 8.5 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 11.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Wellesley crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Wellesley has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Wellesley, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Wellesley:

32.3
Needham:

40.0
Natick:

110.8
Weston:

39.1
Wayland:

1.7
Newton:

46.8
Dover:

8.4
Waltham:

94.2
Sherborn:

77.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Wellesley 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)
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)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.4)
3
(10.9)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.1)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
3
(10.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
4
(14.8)
3
(10.9)
3
(11.1)
2
(7.1)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.6)
2
(6.7)
3
(10.3)
3
(10.2)
1
(3.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(71.9)
17
(62.6)
18
(66.8)
8
(29.7)
23
(83.9)
17
(62.6)
15
(53.3)
10
(35.2)
14
(48.2)
9
(30.6)
8
(27.0)
9
(31.0)
8
(27.2)
8
(27.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(230.7)
73
(269.0)
63
(233.6)
51
(189.1)
54
(197.0)
40
(147.4)
37
(131.4)
46
(162.0)
54
(185.9)
39
(132.6)
45
(151.6)
33
(113.6)
15
(51.0)
11
(37.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
174
(658.0)
174
(641.1)
169
(626.7)
155
(574.6)
165
(602.0)
164
(604.2)
140
(497.3)
161
(566.9)
142
(488.8)
135
(459.0)
159
(535.6)
125
(430.3)
111
(377.1)
113
(380.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(15.1)
3
(11.1)
3
(11.1)
9
(33.4)
4
(14.6)
6
(22.1)
7
(24.9)
4
(14.1)
6
(20.7)
4
(13.6)
3
(10.1)
1
(3.4)
5
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index59.263.860.955.267.955.049.646.144.941.643.037.531.232.3

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.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Wellesley:

25.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Wellesley:

22.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Wellesley:

24.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Wellesley:

20.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Wellesley:

25.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Wellesley:

25.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Wellesley:

22.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Wellesley:

37.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Wellesley:

40.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Wellesley:

58.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Wellesley:

29.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Wellesley:

40.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Wellesley:

38.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Wellesley:

37.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Wellesley:

24.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Wellesley:

60.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Wellesley:

38.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Wellesley:

26.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Wellesley:

31.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Wellesley:

44.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Wellesley:

58.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Wellesley:

51.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Wellesley:

64.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Wellesley:

62.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Wellesley:

54.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Wellesley:

63.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Wellesley:

71.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Wellesley:

71.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Wellesley:

79.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Wellesley:

87.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Wellesley:

81.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Wellesley:

89.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Wellesley:

82.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Wellesley:

101.9
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: 55 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 59 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 45 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 44 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 54 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 61 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Massachusetts average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 56 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 59 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 54 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 52 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 55 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 54 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 52 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 50 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 02457, 02481, 02482.