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


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

Crime rate in Wakefield, MA

The 2019 crime rate in Wakefield, MA is 64 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 4.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 25.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Wakefield crime rate fell by 27% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Wakefield has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Wakefield, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Wakefield:

63.6
Stoneham:

94.4
Reading:

23.6
Lynnfield:

28.6
Melrose:

53.2
Saugus:

130.8
Woburn:

89.3
Winchester:

23.5
Malden:

128.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Wakefield by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(12.1)
5
(20.4)
9
(35.9)
3
(12.0)
5
(19.9)
3
(11.8)
11
(42.6)
5
(18.9)
8
(29.4)
9
(33.2)
5
(18.5)
12
(43.7)
3
(11.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(36.4)
6
(24.4)
4
(16.0)
9
(36.0)
7
(27.9)
8
(31.5)
1
(3.9)
6
(22.7)
4
(14.7)
7
(25.8)
3
(11.1)
5
(18.2)
3
(11.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(173.9)
38
(154.7)
43
(171.6)
49
(196.2)
48
(191.4)
56
(220.3)
37
(143.2)
32
(121.2)
38
(139.7)
44
(162.5)
38
(140.5)
25
(91.1)
31
(114.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(182.0)
49
(199.5)
51
(203.5)
76
(304.3)
68
(271.1)
70
(275.4)
66
(255.4)
50
(189.4)
47
(172.8)
27
(99.7)
36
(133.1)
15
(54.7)
25
(92.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
202
(817.1)
220
(895.9)
207
(826.1)
209
(836.9)
220
(877.1)
223
(877.4)
233
(901.8)
218
(825.9)
145
(533.0)
169
(624.1)
150
(554.5)
152
(553.8)
127
(467.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(93.0)
21
(85.5)
17
(67.8)
16
(64.1)
16
(63.8)
16
(63.0)
14
(54.2)
9
(34.1)
17
(62.5)
14
(51.7)
9
(33.3)
8
(29.1)
12
(44.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.2)
2
(8.0)
4
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index124.5111.2128.5119.6129.7122.4122.195.2109.0102.980.487.063.6

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.




According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Wakefield, Massachusetts as of August 01, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wakefield is 6,693 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 2019
Wakefield:

73.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Wakefield:

98.4
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Wakefield:

94.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Wakefield:

127.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Wakefield:

121.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Wakefield:

90.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Wakefield:

116.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Wakefield:

137.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Wakefield:

137.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Wakefield:

128.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Wakefield:

137.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2007
Wakefield:

109.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Wakefield:

133.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Wakefield:

33.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Wakefield:

48.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Wakefield:

48.4
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Wakefield:

43.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Wakefield:

59.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Wakefield:

58.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Wakefield:

70.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Wakefield:

84.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Wakefield:

104.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Wakefield:

108.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Wakefield:

107.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Wakefield:

112.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Wakefield:

92.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2007
Wakefield:

97.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Wakefield:

91.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Wakefield:

85.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Wakefield:

89.1
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 2019, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Massachusetts average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 48 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 46 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.57

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

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 40 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Massachusetts average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 42 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 41 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 42 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 42 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 40 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 42 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 45 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 01880.