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Home Security in Revere, MA


Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Revere, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Revere.

Population: 52,534
Number of Households 19,763
County: Suffolk
ZIP Codes: 02150, 02151

Revere Business and Home Security Facts

The rate of crime in Revere is slightly higher than the average for all communities of all sizes in the US. The crimes occur at a rate of 27 crimes for every one thousand residents, which is still not among the highest crime rates in the nation.

The likelihood that a person will be the victim of a violent crime or property crime in Revere is 1 out of 35, which is slightly higher than US average. Consequently, Revere is not among the safest communities in the US. When compared with other cities and towns in the state of Massachusetts, the crime rate in Revere is more than 91% of the other towns and cities.

Relative to the communities of a similar size in the US, the crime rate in Revere is near the average for all cities and communities in the US, making it not more dangerous or safer than other similar-sized towns.

The violent crime rate in Revere is one of the highest in the US for all communities of all sizes. These violent crimes include rape, murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon. The chance that a person will be the victim of any of such violent crimes in Revere is one out of 192.

The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Revere is 22 crimes for every one thousand residents. Consequently, Revere is a place where there is an above average chance that a person will be the victim of a property when compared to other communities in the US, regardless of the population size of the community. The likelihood that a person will be the victim of a property crime such as motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny or burglary in Revere is one out of 46 (0.02%).

History of Revere

The first inhabitants of the area that is now Revere were the Native Americans of the Pawtucket tribe. The people were known as the Rumney Marsh Indians and their leader was Nanepashemet of Lynn. The Native Americans inhabited the area in the 1600s.

The settlers in the area in 1630 were helped to survive by the Native Americans who had very good knowledge of the wilderness in the area.

In 1634, Rumney Marsh became annexed to Boston. Some other farms in the area of Rumney Marsh, including Winnisemmet and Pullen Poynt, were also annexed to Boston. By 1739, Rumney Marsh, Pullen Poynt, and Winnisemmet became established as the town of Chelsea.

Rumney Marsh was the largest of the three towns in Chelsea and became the Town Center. By 1846, the town of North Chelsea was established and Pullen Poynt became established as the town of Winthrop.

North Chelsea changed the name to Revere in honor of the American Patriot named Paul Revere in 1871. Paul Revere was a war patriot in the American Revolutionary War. Revere became a city in 1915.

Interesting Facts About Revere

  • An epidemic, suspected to be smallpox, swept the region of Revere inhabited by the Native Americans and thousands were killed by the disease.
  • In 1775, the area of Revere was involved in the American Revolution as the first naval battle took place at Rumney Marsh and other locations.
  • The first tornado to hit Suffolk County since 1950 caused major damage to the town of Revere and other towns such as Chelsea, Winthrop and Boston. The tornado hit in July 2014 and damaged the Revere City Hall.
  • The oldest public beach in the US is the Revere Beach. It was regarded as the people’s beach since its inception and was used both by the immigrants in the area and the working-class residents in the area.
    The town of Revere has eight places that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • In 1998, the Revere Beach Reservation Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Necco, one of the oldest constantly operating candy companies in the US, is headquartered in Revere. The company makes Necco Wafers, Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, Haviland Thin Mints, and Clark Bar.
  • The Wonderland Greyhound Park was a greyhound racing track in Revere that opened in June 1935 and closed in August 2010. It offered 361 races between April and September for 100 days when it was operating.
  • The fast food eatery, Kelly’s Roast Beef, in Revere was founded in 1951 and claims to have invented modern roast beef sandwich in 1951.

Notable Residents

Henry Waitt, the American tobacco businessman that co-founded Waitt and Bond lived most of his life in Revere and an elementary school was named after him in the city. The school named The Henry Waitt School was opened in 1910.

Adio diBiccari, the American sculptor that made the statue of the goddess Athena in East Cambridge was born in Revere in 1914.

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