Northampton, MA
Crime Rates


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Northampton, MA crime analytics

The crime rate in Northampton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Northampton is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Northampton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Northampton has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Northampton 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 Northampton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 228. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Northampton's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Northampton 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 Northampton is one in 41.

Northampton Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Northampton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Northampton 4.38
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 228

in Northampton

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 28,540
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 22 13 90
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.77 0.46 3.15
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)

Northampton 24.28
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Northampton

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Northampton Property CRIMES
Population: 28,540
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 91 581 21
Rate per 1,000 3.19 20.36 0.74
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

Northampton Crimes Per Square Mile

Northampton 23
Massachusetts 27