Greenfield, MA
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The crime rate in Greenfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Greenfield is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Greenfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Greenfield has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Greenfield to other communities of similar population, then Greenfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Greenfield does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Greenfield 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 Greenfield.

For Greenfield, 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 Greenfield is one in 160.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Greenfield experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Greenfield's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Greenfield 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 Greenfield is one in 41.

Greenfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Greenfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

109

429

538

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.25

24.58

30.83

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Greenfield 6.25
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 160

in Greenfield

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Greenfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,450
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 13 8 86
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.74 0.46 4.93
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
Greenfield 24.58
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Greenfield

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Greenfield Property CRIMES
Population: 17,450
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 62 355 12
Rate per 1,000 3.55 20.34 0.69
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

Greenfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Greenfield 25
Massachusetts 27