The city of Melrose, with a total population of 28,101, experienced 776 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 85.05 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 73.13% difference making Melrose lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 23 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Melrose also handled 216 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Acton and Arlington, Melrose is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Melrose experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Melrose totaled 23 violent crimes and 216 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Melrose experienced 340 violent crimes. Of those, another 25 were for legacy rape, 84 were for robbery, and 231 were for aggravated assault.
It is situated in Middlesex county, Massachusetts with a total number of 48 employees - 2 female, 46 male officers and 0 civilians. Melrose PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MA0093100, it belongs to the New England division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.