Barnstable, MA
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The crime rate in Barnstable is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Barnstable is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Barnstable is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Barnstable has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Barnstable to other communities of similar population, then Barnstable crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Barnstable does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Barnstable, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Barnstable is one in 108.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Barnstable's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Barnstable a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Barnstable is one in 50.

Barnstable Crime Data

 
Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Barnstable Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

411

888

1,299

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.27

20.03

29.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Barnstable 9.27
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 108

in Barnstable

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Barnstable VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 44,331
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 23 25 361
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.52 0.56 8.14
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
Barnstable 20.03
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Barnstable

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Barnstable Property CRIMES
Population: 44,331
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 171 670 47
Rate per 1,000 3.86 15.11 1.06
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

Barnstable Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Barnstable 21
Massachusetts 27