Grafton, MA
Crime Rates


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Grafton, 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Grafton. With an annual crime rate of only 5 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 193. These crime statistics put Grafton in the elite group of the safest communities in the nation, and safer than approximately 86% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Grafton's violent crime rate is 1 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 Grafton is one in 713.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Grafton compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Grafton is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Grafton is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Grafton Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Grafton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Grafton 1.40
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 713

in Grafton

1 in 256

in Massachusetts


Population: 18,540
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 22
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.05 1.19


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)

Grafton 3.78
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 265

in Grafton

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Grafton Property CRIMES

Population: 18,540
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 26 38 6
Rate per 1,000 1.40 2.05 0.32

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

Grafton Crimes Per Square Mile

Grafton 4
Massachusetts 27