Gloucester, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Gloucester is safer than 73% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 50% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gloucester. If you live in Gloucester, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 136. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40. It is for these reasons that Gloucester is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Gloucester's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Gloucester is one in 525.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Gloucester is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Gloucester than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 184.

Gloucester Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Gloucester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

58

165

223

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.91

5.42

7.33

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.91
3.28
National Median: 4
    Gloucester
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 525

in Gloucester

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Gloucester VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,430
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 1 50
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.03 1.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
5.42
11.8
National Median: 21
    Gloucester
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 184

in Gloucester

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Gloucester Property CRIMES

Population: 30,430
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 131 13
Rate per 1,000 0.69 4.30 0.43

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Gloucester Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
8
20
National Median: 28.3
    Gloucester
    Massachusetts