Salisbury, MA
Crime Rates

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Salisbury, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Salisbury has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Salisbury is 1 in 61. How does Salisbury fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Salisbury's crime rate is lower than approximately 23% of Massachusetts communities.

How does the crime rate in Salisbury compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Salisbury with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Salisbury'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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Salisbury 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 Salisbury; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 285. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Salisbury; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Salisbury Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Salisbury Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Salisbury 3.51
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 285

in Salisbury

1 in 279

in Massachusetts


Population: 9,400
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 2 29
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.21 3.09


Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Salisbury 12.87
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 78

in Salisbury

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Salisbury Property CRIMES

Population: 9,400
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 84 19
Rate per 1,000 1.91 8.94 2.02

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Salisbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Salisbury 10
Massachusetts 24

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