Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Franklin is 1 in 180. This equates to a crime rate of 5.57 per 1,000 residents, making Franklin one of the safest communities in Massachusetts to live in. In fact, it is one of the safest communities in the entire nation, according to FBI crime statistics. It is for these reasons that Franklin is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Franklin, and we found that the crime rate in Franklin is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Franklin is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Franklin does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Franklin.
For Franklin, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Franklin than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2678, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.
Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Franklin compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Franklin is just 5 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Franklin is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.