Holliston, 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 4 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Holliston is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 90% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Holliston is one in 266. Compared to communities within Massachusetts, Holliston‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 81% of the state's cities and towns.

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

For Holliston, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Holliston than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1147, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Holliston compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Holliston is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Holliston is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Holliston Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Holliston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,147

in Holliston

1 in 305

in Massachusetts


Population: 14,912
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.80


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
National Median: 21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 347

in Holliston

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Holliston Property CRIMES

Population: 14,912
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8 33 2
Rate per 1,000 0.54 2.21 0.13

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

Holliston Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3