The city of Newton, with a total population of 89,736, experienced 2,125 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 69.65 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 78% difference making Newton lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 49 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Newton also handled 576 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Arlington and Ashland, Newton is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Newton experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Newton totaled 49 violent crimes and 576 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Newton experienced 834 violent crimes. Of those, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 75 were for legacy rape, 157 were for robbery, and 601 were for aggravated assault.