Dennis, MA
Crime Rates


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Dennis, MA crime analytics

The crime rate in Dennis is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Dennis is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Dennis is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Dennis has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Dennis to other communities of similar population, then Dennis crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Dennis 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 Dennis 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 Dennis.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dennis 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 Dennis; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 269. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Dennis's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Dennis 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 Dennis is one in 43.

Dennis Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Dennis Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Dennis 3.71
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 269

in Dennis

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 14,005
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 2 39
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.79 0.14 2.78
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)

Dennis 23.28
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Dennis

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Dennis Property CRIMES
Population: 14,005
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 86 223 17
Rate per 1,000 6.14 15.92 1.21
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

Dennis Crimes Per Square Mile

Dennis 19
Massachusetts 27

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