Gloucester, MA
Crime Rates



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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 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

Gloucester is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (68%) and also has a lower crime rate than 51% of the communities in Massachusetts, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Gloucester is one in 104 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 36. 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.

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 368. This equates to a rate of 3 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 146.

Gloucester Crime Data

 

Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Gloucester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

82

207

289

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.72

6.86

9.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gloucester 2.72
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 368

in Gloucester

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Gloucester VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,172
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 7 70
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 0.23 2.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Gloucester 6.86
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 146

in Gloucester

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Gloucester Property CRIMES

Population: 30,172
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 181 7
Rate per 1,000 0.63 6.00 0.23

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

Gloucester Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gloucester 10
Massachusetts 24