Lynn, MA
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The crime rate in Lynn 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 Lynn is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Lynn is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Lynn has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Lynn compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Lynn with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Lynn's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Lynn, 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 Lynn is one in 129.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lynn's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Lynn 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 Lynn is one in 42.

Importantly, we found that Lynn 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 Lynn is one in 284.

Lynn Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Lynn Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

719

2,192

2,911

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.78

23.71

31.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lynn 7.78
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 129

in Lynn

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Lynn VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 92,457
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 37 179 501
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.40 1.94 5.42

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
Lynn 23.71
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Lynn

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Lynn Property CRIMES

Population: 92,457
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 434 1,432 326
Rate per 1,000 4.69 15.49 3.53

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

Lynn Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lynn 251
Massachusetts 27