Gardner, MA
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Gardner, 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

The crime rate in Gardner 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 Gardner is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Gardner is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Gardner has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Gardner, 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 Gardner is one in 103.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gardner's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Gardner 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 Gardner is one in 58.

Gardner Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Gardner Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

197

353

550

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.69

17.36

27.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gardner 9.69
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 103

in Gardner

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Gardner VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,333
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 16 8 173
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.79 0.39 8.51

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
Gardner 17.36
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Gardner

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Gardner Property CRIMES

Population: 20,333
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 293 6
Rate per 1,000 2.66 14.41 0.30

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

Gardner Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gardner 24
Massachusetts 27