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Fall River, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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

The crime rate in Fall River is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Fall River is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Fall River is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Fall River has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Fall River has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Fall River 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 Fall River 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 Fall River.

For Fall River, 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 Fall River is one in 110.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Fall River; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Fall River Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Fall River Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

853

927

1,780

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.09

9.87

18.96

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.09
3.05
National Median: 4
    Fall River
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Fall River

1 in 328

in Massachusetts

Fall River VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,884
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 53 90 707
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.56 0.96 7.53

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
9.87
10.44
National Median: 19
    Fall River
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 101

in Fall River

1 in 96

in Massachusetts

Fall River Property CRIMES

Population: 93,884
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 340 465 122
Rate per 1,000 3.62 4.95 1.30

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Fall River Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
44
18
National Median: 26.8
    Fall River
    Massachusetts