Shrewsbury, MA
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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 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

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 4 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Shrewsbury is one in 285. 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 10000, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Shrewsbury compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Shrewsbury is just 3 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Shrewsbury is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Shrewsbury Crime Data

 

Crime Index

94

(100 is safest)


Safer than 94% of U.S. Cities

Shrewsbury Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

128

131

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.08

3.42

3.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shrewsbury 0.08
Massachusetts 3.58

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Shrewsbury

1 in 279

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 37,387
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Shrewsbury 3.42
Massachusetts 14.37

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 292

in Shrewsbury

1 in 70

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury Property CRIMES

Population: 37,387
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 100 7
Rate per 1,000 0.56 2.67 0.19

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

Shrewsbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shrewsbury 6
Massachusetts 24