Franklin, MA
Crime Rates

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Franklin, 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

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Franklin is 1 in 300. This equates to a crime rate of 3 per 1,000 residents, making Franklin one of the safest communities in nation. Franklin's crime rate is not the lowest in Massachusetts, however. Approximately 13% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts have a lower crime rate, according to FBI crime statistics. It is for these reasons that Franklin is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Franklin, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Franklin than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3300, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Franklin compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Franklin is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Franklin is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Franklin Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 94% of U.S. Cities

Franklin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Franklin 0.30
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,300

in Franklin

1 in 279

in Massachusetts


Population: 32,996
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.24


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)

Franklin 3.03
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 330

in Franklin

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Franklin Property CRIMES

Population: 32,996
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 64 3
Rate per 1,000 1.00 1.94 0.09

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

Franklin Crimes Per Square Mile

Franklin 4
Massachusetts 24