Brockton, MA
Crime Rates



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Brockton, 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

The crime rate in Brockton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Brockton is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Brockton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Brockton has a crime rate that is higher than 97% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Brockton to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

How does the crime rate in Brockton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Brockton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Brockton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Brockton, 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 Brockton is one in 104.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brockton's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Brockton 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 Brockton is one in 49.

Importantly, we found that Brockton has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Brockton is one in 249.

Brockton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Brockton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

918

1,964

2,882

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.60

20.53

30.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Brockton 9.60
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 104

in Brockton

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Brockton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 95,672
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 93 172 646
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.97 1.80 6.75

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
Brockton 20.53
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 49

in Brockton

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Brockton Property CRIMES

Population: 95,672
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 327 1,253 384
Rate per 1,000 3.42 13.10 4.01

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

Brockton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Brockton 134
Massachusetts 24