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Norwood, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Norwood is safer than 65% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 62% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Norwood. If you live in Norwood, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 120. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 43. It is for these reasons that Norwood is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Norwood, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Norwood than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 903, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Norwood is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Norwood than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 138.

Norwood Crime Data

 

Crime Index

65

(100 is safest)


Safer than 65% of U.S. Cities

Norwood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

35

229

264

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.11

7.24

8.35

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.11
3.03
National Median: 4
    Norwood
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 903

in Norwood

1 in 330

in Massachusetts

Norwood VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,611
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 5 30
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.16 0.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
7.24
10.33
National Median: 19
    Norwood
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 138

in Norwood

1 in 97

in Massachusetts

Norwood Property CRIMES

Population: 31,611
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 19 192 18
Rate per 1,000 0.60 6.07 0.57

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Norwood Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
25
18
National Median: 26.9
    Norwood
    Massachusetts