Lawrence, 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

The crime rate in Lawrence is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Lawrence is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Lawrence is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Lawrence has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lawrence has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence.

For Lawrence, 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 Lawrence is one in 148.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lawrence; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Lawrence Crime Data

 

Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Lawrence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

541

956

1,497

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.76

11.95

18.71

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
6.76
3.28
National Median: 4
    Lawrence
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 148

in Lawrence

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Lawrence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 80,028
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 32 87 419
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.40 1.09 5.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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
11.95
11.8
National Median: 21
    Lawrence
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 84

in Lawrence

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Lawrence Property CRIMES

Population: 80,028
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 113 679 164
Rate per 1,000 1.41 8.48 2.05

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

Lawrence Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
202
20
National Median: 28.3
    Lawrence
    Massachusetts