Shrewsbury, MA
Crime Rates



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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

Your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Shrewsbury is 1 in 204. This equates to a crime rate of 5 per 1,000 residents, making Shrewsbury one of the safest communities in nation. Shrewsbury's crime rate is not the lowest in Massachusetts, however. Approximately 20% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts have a lower crime rate, according to FBI crime statistics. 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 9190, 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 209.

Shrewsbury Crime Data

 

Crime Index

90

(100 is safest)


Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Shrewsbury Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

176

180

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.11

4.79

4.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shrewsbury 0.11
Massachusetts 3.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 9,190

in Shrewsbury

1 in 265

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 36,760
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.08

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Shrewsbury 4.79
Massachusetts 15.61

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 209

in Shrewsbury

1 in 64

in Massachusetts

Shrewsbury Property CRIMES

Population: 36,760
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 115 14
Rate per 1,000 1.28 3.13 0.38

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Shrewsbury Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Shrewsbury 9
Massachusetts 25