Belchertown, MA
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Belchertown, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Belchertown is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (68%) and also has a lower crime rate than 54% of the communities in Massachusetts, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Belchertown is one in 96 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Belchertown's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Belchertown is one in 878.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Belchertown 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 Belchertown than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 107.

Belchertown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Belchertown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

139

156

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.14

9.31

10.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belchertown 1.14
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 878

in Belchertown

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Belchertown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,929
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Belchertown 9.31
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Belchertown

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Belchertown Property CRIMES

Population: 14,929
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Belchertown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Belchertown 3
Massachusetts 27

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