Southborough, MA
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Southborough, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Southborough. With an annual crime rate of only 5 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 189. These crime statistics put Southborough in the elite group of the safest communities in the nation, and safer than approximately 85% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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

For Southborough, 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 Southborough than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1255, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Southborough compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Southborough is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Southborough is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Southborough Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Southborough Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Southborough 0.80
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,255

in Southborough

1 in 256

in Massachusetts


Population: 10,038
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.00 0.60


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)

Southborough 4.48
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 223

in Southborough

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Southborough Property CRIMES

Population: 10,038
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 32 3
Rate per 1,000 1.00 3.19 0.30

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

Southborough Crimes Per Square Mile

Southborough 4
Massachusetts 27

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