Shrewsbury, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

Shrewsbury's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in Massachusetts (14% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe town, Shrewsbury's crime rate is just 3 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Shrewsbury is one in 296. It is for these reasons that Shrewsbury is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Shrewsbury, and we found that the crime rate in Shrewsbury is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury.

For Shrewsbury, 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 Shrewsbury than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 9632, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 306.

Shrewsbury Crime Data

 

Crime Index

91

(100 is safest)


Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Shrewsbury Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

126

130

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.10

3.27

3.37

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.1
3.28
National Median: 4
    Shrewsbury
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 9,632

in Shrewsbury

1 in 305

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,526
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.03 0.05 0.03

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
3.27
11.8
National Median: 21
    Shrewsbury
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 306

in Shrewsbury

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury Property CRIMES

Population: 38,526
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 92 19
Rate per 1,000 0.39 2.39 0.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Shrewsbury Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
6
20
National Median: 28.3
    Shrewsbury
    Massachusetts