Bridgewater, MA
Crime Rates



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Bridgewater, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 7 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Bridgewater is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 76% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bridgewater is one in 148. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Bridgewater‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 55% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater, and we found that the crime rate in Bridgewater is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Bridgewater is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 406. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 234.

Bridgewater Crime Data

 

Crime Index

76

(100 is safest)


Safer than 76% of U.S. Cities

Bridgewater Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

68

118

186

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.46

4.27

6.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgewater 2.46
Massachusetts 3.28

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 406

in Bridgewater

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Bridgewater VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,619
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 3 57
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.11 2.06

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgewater 4.27
Massachusetts 11.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 234

in Bridgewater

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Bridgewater Property CRIMES

Population: 27,619
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 84 11
Rate per 1,000 0.83 3.04 0.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Bridgewater Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bridgewater 7
Massachusetts 20