Wellesley, MA Arrest Records

Wellesley, MA is among the safest cities in the USA with 0.45 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 46th safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Wellesley, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 5.47 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 125 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 21.38% compared to 2015.

Wellesley Crime Rate

Total arrests in Wellesley 2016 decreased by 21.1% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 11 to 13 while non-violent crime decreased by 23.19% from 207 to 159.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 125
Burglary 33
Aggravated assault 9
Robbery 3
Legacy rape 1

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 Wellesley 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 Wellesley increased by 18.18% from 2015 and decreased by 31.58% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 19 to 13. In 2016 violent crime rate in Wellesley was 90.46% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.045%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Wellesley decreased by 23.19% from 2015 and decreased by 13.59% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 184 to 159. In 2016 property crime rate in Wellesley was 80.74% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 0.547%.

How Wellesley stands up against other cities

Wellesley vs. Melrose

You’ll be in more safety in Wellesley compared to Melrose that had 40.19% higher crime rate compared to Wellesley 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 Melrose city.
Arson rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Melrose.

Wellesley vs. Wakefield

You’ll be in more safety in Wellesley compared to Wakefield that had 68.39% higher crime rate compared to Wellesley 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 Wakefield city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.0344 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.5170 in Wakefield.

Names with the most arrests in Wellesley

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 Wellesley is 0.82% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 1.62 daily crimes that occur in Wellesley.
  • Wellesley is safer than Melrose.
  • In Wellesley you have a 1 in 169 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Wellesley have decreased by 21.1%.