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Crime Report for Waltham,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Waltham, is 3.0 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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Waltham Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Waltham, has a violent crime rate of 147 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

Waltham 147
MA 494
National 676

Waltham, is in the 47% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 40% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 47% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Waltham, or said another way, 53% of cities in have crime rates higher than Waltham.


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Crime Waltham MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 147.2 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 14.9 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 24.8 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 107.5 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 1402.6 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 178.6 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 1151.2 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 72.8 195.5 382.3
Arson 1.7 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.


Waltham, has a property crime rate of 1402.6 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

Waltham 1402.6
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Waltham Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 49
National Percentile Rank - 26