Amesbury, MA
Crime Rates


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Amesbury, MA crime analytics

Amesbury has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Amesbury is 1 in 76. How does Amesbury fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Amesbury's crime rate is lower than approximately 40% of Massachusetts communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Amesbury has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Amesbury 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 Amesbury 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 Amesbury.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Amesbury occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Amesbury; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 198. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Amesbury 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 Amesbury than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 123.

Amesbury Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Amesbury Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Amesbury 5.05
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 198

in Amesbury

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 17,414
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 0 81
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.40 0.00 4.65
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)

Amesbury 8.15
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 123

in Amesbury

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Amesbury Property CRIMES
Population: 17,414
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 99 8
Rate per 1,000 2.01 5.69 0.46
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

Amesbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Amesbury 17
Massachusetts 27