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Crime Report for Cambridge,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Cambridge, is 1.2 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Cambridge Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Cambridge, has a violent crime rate of 408 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 494 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Cambridge 408
MA 494
National 676

Cambridge, is in the 86% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 72% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 86% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Cambridge, or said another way, 14% of cities in have crime rates higher than Cambridge.


  Review crime rate data for Cambridge,

Crime Cambridge MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 408.4 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 2.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 13.8 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 152.9 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 239.7 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 3095.8 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 390.7 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 2466.4 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 238.8 195.5 382.3
Arson 9.9 10.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Cambridge, has a property crime rate of 3095.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2352.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Cambridge 3095.8
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Cambridge Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 89
National Percentile Rank - 64