Methuen, MA
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Methuen 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 Methuen is 1 in 55. How does Methuen fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Methuen's crime rate is lower than approximately 24% of Massachusetts communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Methuen's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Methuen is one in 558.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Methuen; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Methuen Crime Data

 
Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Methuen Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

89

809

898

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.79

16.29

18.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Methuen 1.79
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 558

in Methuen

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Methuen VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 49,660
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 17 69
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.04 0.34 1.39
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
Methuen 16.29
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 61

in Methuen

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Methuen Property CRIMES
Population: 49,660
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 125 595 89
Rate per 1,000 2.52 11.98 1.79
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

Methuen Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Methuen 39
Massachusetts 27