Residential Security: Top 5 Safest Neighborhoods in Boston

July 28, 2016


Just got a new job in Boston? Want to be closer to the Celtics or Bruins? Maybe something happened where you live now and want to move somewhere safer. Whatever your reason might be, residential security and keeping your family safe, will always be a major concern no matter where you are.

The Boston Police Department releases an annual report with crime totals in each district. Boston security companies are able to calculate which neighborhoods are safest by calculating lowest total number of crimes, per 1,000 residents. See if your neighborhood made the list!

The Boston Security Companies Top 5 List

5. Charlestown

Despite it's hard-knocks image in The Departed, Charlestown kicks of the list at number 5, with a crime rate of 2.14%.

  • Population: 17.95K residents
  • Crime Rate: of 21.39 per 1,000 residents

4. Allston / Brighton

With so many college kids living in Allston / Brighton near their college, parents can rest a little easier knowing it's fourth on our list, with a crime rate of 1.99%. See how smart home automation can help you keep your teens safe while they're away at school. 

  • Population: 64.77K residents
  • Crime Rate: 19.92 per 1,000 residents

3. Dorchester

Dorchester is not only one of the most diverse neighborhoods, it's also one of the safest in Boston! Coming in at number 3 on our list, with a crime rate of 1.83%.

  • Population: 122.59K residents
  • Crime Rate: 18.34 per 1,000 residents

2. East Boston

Not just home to the famous Santarpio's pizza, Eastie takes the second spot with a crime percentage of 1.29%

  • Population: 68.9K residents
  • Crime Rate: 12.94 per 1,000 residents

1. West Roxbury / Roslindale

West Roxbury / Roslindale is still part of Boston but it's neighborly charm will have you feeling like you're in the suburbs, it's number 1 one on our list, with a crime percentage of .215%.

  • Population: 361K residents
  • Crime Rate: 2.15 per 1,000 residents


An Alarm New England security expert would also be happy to answer any questions you have and could walk you through some tips and tricks that will give you peace of mind and save you money.  Get a free quote or give us a call now! (800) 322-3500. 


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