Gloucester, MA
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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Gloucester is safer than 63% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 53% 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 106. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 39.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gloucester 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 Gloucester; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 422. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 141.

Gloucester Crime Data

 

Crime Index

63

(100 is safest)


Safer than 63% of U.S. Cities

Gloucester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

72

216

288

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.37

7.11

9.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gloucester 2.37
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 422

in Gloucester

1 in 296

in Massachusetts

Gloucester VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,401
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 3 61
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.26 0.10 2.01

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gloucester 7.11
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 141

in Gloucester

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Gloucester Property CRIMES

Population: 30,401
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 167 16
Rate per 1,000 1.09 5.49 0.53

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Gloucester Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gloucester 10
Massachusetts 21