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Nantucket, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Nantucket is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Nantucket is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Nantucket is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Nantucket has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Nantucket to other communities of similar population, then Nantucket crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Nantucket 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 Nantucket 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 Nantucket.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Nantucket 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 Nantucket; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 352. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Nantucket's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Nantucket 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 Nantucket is one in 57.

Nantucket Crime Data

total Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Nantucket Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 352

in Nantucket

1 in 311

in Massachusetts

Nantucket Violent Crimes

Population: 14,421
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 0 33
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.55 0.00 2.29

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 20

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Nantucket

1 in 93

in Massachusetts

Property Crimes

Population: 14,421
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 197 22
Rate per 1,000 2.43 13.66 1.53

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Nantucket Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 27.0

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