Lowell, MA
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Lowell, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Lowell is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Lowell is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Lowell is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Lowell 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, Lowell has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lowell 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 Lowell 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 Lowell.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lowell occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Lowell; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 344. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lowell's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Lowell 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 Lowell is one in 50.

Importantly, we found that Lowell has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Lowell is one in 314.

Lowell Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Lowell Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

324

2,209

2,533

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.91

19.84

22.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lowell 2.91
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 344

in Lowell

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Lowell VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 111,346
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 13 144 166
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.12 1.29 1.49

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lowell 19.84
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Lowell

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Lowell Property CRIMES

Population: 111,346
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 474 1,380 355
Rate per 1,000 4.26 12.39 3.19

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lowell Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lowell 174
Massachusetts 24