Marlborough, MA
Crime Rates


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Marlborough, MA crime analytics

Marlborough has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Marlborough is 1 in 56. How does Marlborough fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Marlborough's crime rate is lower than approximately 25% of Massachusetts communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Marlborough 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 Marlborough; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 282. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Marlborough; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Marlborough Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Marlborough Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Marlborough 3.54
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 282

in Marlborough

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 39,818
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 14 114
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.33 0.35 2.86
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)

Marlborough 14.32
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Marlborough

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Marlborough Property CRIMES
Population: 39,818
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 62 488 20
Rate per 1,000 1.56 12.26 0.50
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

Marlborough Crimes Per Square Mile

Marlborough 32
Massachusetts 27