Montague, MA
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The crime rate in Montague is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Montague is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Montague is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Montague has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Montague to other communities of similar population, then Montague crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Montague does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Montague, 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 Montague is one in 112.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Montague's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Montague 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 Montague is one in 47.

Montague Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Montague Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

74

177

251

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.95

21.40

30.34

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Montague 8.95
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 112

in Montague

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Montague VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,272
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 68
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.48 8.22
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
Montague 21.40
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Montague

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Montague Property CRIMES
Population: 8,272
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 127 6
Rate per 1,000 5.32 15.35 0.73
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

Montague Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Montague 8
Massachusetts 27