Palmer, MA
Crime Rates


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Palmer, MA crime analytics

Palmer 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 Palmer is 1 in 54. How does Palmer fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Palmer's crime rate is lower than approximately 23% of Massachusetts communities.

How does the crime rate in Palmer compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Palmer with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Palmer's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Palmer 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 Palmer; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 234. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Palmer; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Palmer Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Palmer Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Palmer 4.27
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 234

in Palmer

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 12,191
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 4 42
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.49 0.33 3.45
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)

Palmer 14.19
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Palmer

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Palmer Property CRIMES
Population: 12,191
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 112 8
Rate per 1,000 4.35 9.19 0.66
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

Palmer Crimes Per Square Mile

Palmer 7
Massachusetts 27