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The crime rate in Cambridge, MA is slightly lower than the national average. With a violent crime rate of 21.7 per 100k compared to the US average of 22.7, and a property crime rate of 34.4 compared to the US average of 35.4, Cambridge offers a relatively safe environment for its residents and visitors alike. The city has put in place several initiatives to ensure that crime stays low and that criminals are held accountable for their actions. These efforts have worked to make Cambridge an even better place to live and work.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Cambridge violent crime is 21.7. (The US average is 22.7)
Cambridge property crime is 34.4. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Cambridge, MA Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000544.2111.5194.63374049.8577.62951521.1
2001461.5114.7177.7268.13874.8675.62690.6508.7
2002484.45.810.7190277.73712.1701.72596.2414.2
2003503.52.96.9224.7268.93385.8638.92344.5402.4
2004496.4011.8241.8242.83766.3714.62619.4432.3
2005491.6317.9237.8232.93292.8619.92384.3288.6
2006454.6210.9206.5235.332596792358.6221.4
2007416.2011.9146.32583574.5654.42686.8233.3
2008408.4213.8152.9239.73095.8390.72466.4238.7
2009483.21.920.4174286.83061.3421.92453.7185.7
2010439.3020.3157.8261.22982.8445.82370.9166.1
2011452.74.722.7143.7281.72985.7509.42329.8146.5
2012402.90.918.7126.2257.12889.3469.22320100
2013336.51.922.4106.32062709.7373.8223996.9
2014278.20.920.383.2173.82409.4268.92021.2119.2
2015295.62.721.673.9197.42357.83931855.7109.1
2016264.81.825.268.4169.32133.7293.61732.9107.2
2017280.21.815.290.4172.81818.1225.61508.484.1
2018295.1023.588.8182.81800.12221483.394.9
2019278.50.821.755.9200.21653.8134.31437.881.7

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Somerville, MA203.31,255.178,43812019
Watertown Town, MA80.1881.532,78032019
Medford, MA201.8915.055,55532019
Everett, MA519.11,320.142,96642019
Belmont, MA22.8679.824,41942019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Lowell, MA363.51,482.6111,027212019
Worcester, MA629.92,050.3167,295362019
Providence, RI496.23,011.2173,719412019
Manchester, NH600.62,372.1109,870452019
Springfield, MA905.32,595.5151,670752019

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Cambridge is a great place to live. It is rather expensive, but has great access to Boston, schools and hospitals. There is a lot of construction underway that can be  More

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Need info on test results on tap or drinking water quality, 02139 Green St area.  More

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Home to both Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is the cornerstone of higher education. Residents are very intelligent and open to new ideas.   More

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