Acton, MA
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 11 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Acton is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 68% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Acton is one in 95. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Acton‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 53% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Acton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Acton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Acton 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 Acton.

For Acton, 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 Acton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1024, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Acton is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Acton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 104.

Acton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Acton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

226

249

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.98

9.60

10.57

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Acton 0.98
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,024

in Acton

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Acton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 23,549
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 20
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.08 0.04 0.85

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Acton 9.60
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 104

in Acton

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Acton Property CRIMES

Population: 23,549
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 61 158 7
Rate per 1,000 2.59 6.71 0.30

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Acton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Acton 13
Massachusetts 27