Cambridge, MA Arrest Records

Cambridge, MA is among the safest cities in the USA with 2.65 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 236th safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Cambridge, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 21.34 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,924 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 6.56% compared to 2015.

Cambridge Crime Rate

Total arrests in Cambridge 2016 decreased by 9.54% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 328 to 294 while non-violent crime decreased by 9.44% from 2,616 to 2,369.

5 Crimes In Cambridge, MA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,924
Burglary 326
Aggravated assault 188
Motor vehicle theft 119
Robbery 76

Other Cities in Massachusetts with the Most Arrests

Among the 269 cities in state the most dangerous is Boston with 4,767 violent crimes that’s 19.78% of total of 24,103. Holyoke has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 19 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Holyoke 60.12
West Springfield 48.59
North Adams 46.65
Springfield 43.22
Hadley 43.19

Safest Cities in Massachusetts

Are you planning a move to Massachusetts? Here are the safest cities in Massachusetts with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Cambridge is 1 out of 267 down by 0.05% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Franklin and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Wayland.

City Arrests
Wayland 0.80
Groveland 1.92
Norfolk 2.08
Topsfield 2.12
Norton 2.21

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Cambridge decreased by 10.37% from 2015 and decreased by 38.62% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 479 to 294. In 2016 violent crime rate in Cambridge was 43.57% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.265%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Cambridge decreased by 9.44% from 2015 and decreased by 25.01% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 3,159 to 2,369. In 2016 property crime rate in Cambridge was 24.93% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 2.134%.

How Cambridge stands up against other cities

Cambridge vs. Lowell

You’ll be in more risk in Cambridge compared to Lowell that had 3.15% lower crime rate compared to Cambridge according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0180 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Lowell city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 1.0718 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 3.6117 in Lowell.

Cambridge vs. Newton

You’ll be in more risk in Cambridge compared to Newton that had 67.81% lower crime rate compared to Cambridge according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.6845 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1234 in Newton city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 1.0718 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.2020 in Newton.

Names with the most arrests in Cambridge

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 60% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cambridge is 0.28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 6.57 daily crimes that occur in Cambridge.
  • Cambridge is more violent than Lowell.
  • In Cambridge you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Cambridge have decreased by 9.54%.