Falmouth, MA
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The crime rate in Falmouth is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Falmouth is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Falmouth is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Falmouth has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Falmouth compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Falmouth with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Falmouth'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 Falmouth 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 Falmouth.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Falmouth 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 Falmouth; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 203. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Falmouth's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Falmouth 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 Falmouth is one in 51.

Falmouth Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Falmouth Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

155

613

768

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.92

19.45

24.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Falmouth 4.92
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 203

in Falmouth

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Falmouth VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 31,524
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 15 12 128
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.48 0.38 4.06
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Falmouth 19.45
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Falmouth

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Falmouth Property CRIMES
Population: 31,524
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 245 342 26
Rate per 1,000 7.77 10.85 0.82
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

Falmouth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Falmouth 17
Massachusetts 27