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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Bridgewater is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (65%) and also has a lower crime rate than 47% 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 Bridgewater 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 36. It is for these reasons that Bridgewater is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Bridgewater has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Bridgewater 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 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 289. This equates to a rate of 3 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 144.

Bridgewater Crime Data

 

Crime Index

65

(100 is safest)


Safer than 65% of U.S. Cities

Bridgewater Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

95

191

286

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.46

6.95

10.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgewater 3.46
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 289

in Bridgewater

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Bridgewater VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,478
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 19 3 73
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.69 0.11 2.66

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bridgewater 6.95
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 144

in Bridgewater

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Bridgewater Property CRIMES

Population: 27,478
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 152 15
Rate per 1,000 0.87 5.53 0.55

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Bridgewater Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bridgewater 10
Massachusetts 24