Chelmsford, MA Arrest Records

Chelmsford, MA is among the safest cities in the USA with 0.82 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 163rd safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Chelmsford, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 11.97 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 379 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 2.07% compared to 2015.

Chelmsford Crime Rate

Total arrests in Chelmsford 2016 decreased by 1.53% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 24 to 29 while non-violent crime decreased by 2.76% from 434 to 422.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 379
Burglary 25
Aggravated assault 22
Motor vehicle theft 18
Robbery 5

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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford increased by 20.83% from 2015 and decreased by 9.38% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 32 to 29. In 2016 violent crime rate in Chelmsford was 82.47% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.082%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Chelmsford decreased by 2.76% from 2015 and decreased by 18.85% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 520 to 422. In 2016 property crime rate in Chelmsford was 57.88% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 1.197%.

How Chelmsford stands up against other cities

Chelmsford vs. Watertown

You’ll be in more risk in Chelmsford compared to Watertown that had 1.21% lower crime rate compared to Chelmsford according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Watertown city.
Larceny rates of 10.7515 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 10.3881 in Watertown.

Chelmsford vs. Natick

You’ll be in more safety in Chelmsford compared to Natick that had 17.53% higher crime rate compared to Chelmsford according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Natick city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.5106 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.3807 in Natick.

Names with the most arrests in Chelmsford

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 100% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chelmsford is 0.61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.51 daily crimes that occur in Chelmsford.
  • Chelmsford is more violent than Watertown.
  • In Chelmsford you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Chelmsford have decreased by 1.53%.