Scituate, MA
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Scituate, MA crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Scituate is safer than 75% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 37% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Scituate. If you live in Scituate, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 112. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Scituate, and we found that the crime rate in Scituate is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Scituate is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Scituate's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Scituate is one in 973.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Scituate 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 Scituate than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 127.

Scituate Crime Data

 
Crime Index

75

(100 is safest)


Safer than 75% of U.S. Cities

Scituate Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

146

165

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.03

7.90

8.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scituate 1.03
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 973

in Scituate

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Scituate VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 18,478
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Scituate 7.90
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 127

in Scituate

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Scituate Property CRIMES
Population: 18,478
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Scituate Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scituate 9
Massachusetts 27