Lawrence, MA
Crime Rates



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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

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 18 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 56. 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 86% 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 161.

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

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Lawrence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

500

935

1,435

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.22

11.63

17.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawrence 6.22
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 161

in Lawrence

1 in 296

in Massachusetts

Lawrence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 80,376
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 29 71 395
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.36 0.88 4.91

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawrence 11.63
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Lawrence

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Lawrence Property CRIMES

Population: 80,376
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 129 584 222
Rate per 1,000 1.60 7.27 2.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Lawrence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lawrence 194
Massachusetts 21