Waltham, MA Arrest Records

Waltham, MA is among the safest cities in the USA with 1.56 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 157th safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Waltham, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 10.82 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 550 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 4.36% compared to 2015.

Waltham Crime Rate

Total arrests in Waltham 2016 decreased by 4.49% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 111 to 99 while non-violent crime decreased by 3.51% from 713 to 688.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 550
Burglary 109
Aggravated assault 78
Motor vehicle theft 29
Legacy rape 12

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 Waltham 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 Waltham decreased by 10.81% from 2015 and decreased by 43.1% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 174 to 99. In 2016 violent crime rate in Waltham was 66.84% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.156%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Waltham decreased by 3.51% from 2015 and decreased by 20.74% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 868 to 688. In 2016 property crime rate in Waltham was 61.95% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 1.082%.

How Waltham stands up against other cities

Waltham vs. Malden

You’ll be in more safety in Waltham compared to Malden that had 17.21% higher crime rate compared to Waltham 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 Malden city.
Burglary rates of 1.7135 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.5711 in Malden.

Waltham vs. Medford

You’ll be in more safety in Waltham compared to Medford that had 6.94% higher crime rate compared to Waltham 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 Medford city.
Larceny rates of 8.6460 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 9.3259 in Medford.

Names with the most arrests in Waltham

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 38.25% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waltham is 0.63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.39 daily crimes that occur in Waltham.
  • Waltham is safer than Malden.
  • In Waltham you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Waltham have decreased by 4.49%.