Dudley, MA
Crime Rates


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Dudley, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Dudley is safer than 85% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 24% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Dudley. If you live in Dudley, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 150. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Dudley, and we found that the crime rate in Dudley is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dudley 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 Dudley; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 446. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Dudley compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Dudley is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Dudley is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Dudley Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 85% of U.S. Cities

Dudley Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Dudley 2.24
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 446

in Dudley

1 in 256

in Massachusetts


Population: 11,587
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 2 20
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.26 0.17 1.73


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)

Dudley 4.40
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 227

in Dudley

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Dudley Property CRIMES

Population: 11,587
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 30 7
Rate per 1,000 1.21 2.59 0.60

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

Dudley Crimes Per Square Mile

Dudley 4
Massachusetts 27