Peabody, MA
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Peabody, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Peabody has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Peabody is 1 in 77. How does Peabody fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Peabody's crime rate is lower than approximately 29% of Massachusetts communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Peabody 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 Peabody; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 335. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Peabody; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Peabody Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 49% of U.S. Cities

Peabody Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Peabody 2.98
Massachusetts 3.38

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 335

in Peabody

1 in 296

in Massachusetts


Population: 53,278
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 17 11 131
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.32 0.21 2.46


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Peabody 9.99
Massachusetts 12.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 100

in Peabody

1 in 79

in Massachusetts

Peabody Property CRIMES

Population: 53,278
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 93 402 37
Rate per 1,000 1.75 7.55 0.69

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Peabody Crimes Per Square Mile

Peabody 41
Massachusetts 21