Sturbridge, MA
Crime Rates


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Sturbridge, MA crime analytics

The crime rate in Sturbridge is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Sturbridge is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Sturbridge is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Sturbridge has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sturbridge compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sturbridge with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sturbridge's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sturbridge occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Sturbridge; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 396. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sturbridge's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Sturbridge a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Sturbridge is one in 53.

Sturbridge Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Sturbridge Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sturbridge 2.52
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 396

in Sturbridge

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 9,514
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.32 0.21 2.00
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)

Sturbridge 18.92
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Sturbridge

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Sturbridge Property CRIMES
Population: 9,514
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 151 7
Rate per 1,000 2.31 15.87 0.74
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

Sturbridge Crimes Per Square Mile

Sturbridge 5
Massachusetts 27