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Crime Report for Melrose,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Melrose, is 3.3 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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Melrose Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Melrose, has a violent crime rate of 112 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

Melrose 112
MA 494
National 676

Melrose, is in the 38% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 33% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 38% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Melrose, or said another way, 62% of cities in have crime rates higher than Melrose.


  Review crime rate data for Melrose,

Crime Melrose MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 112.2 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 3.7 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 33.7 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 74.8 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 1256.7 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 280.5 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 878.9 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 97.2 195.5 382.3
Arson 7.5 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.


Melrose, has a property crime rate of 1256.7 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

Melrose 1256.7
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Melrose Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 41
National Percentile Rank - 22