Swansea, MA
Crime Rates


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Swansea, MA crime analytics

The crime rate in Swansea is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Swansea is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Swansea is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Swansea has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Swansea compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Swansea with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Swansea'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 Swansea 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 Swansea.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Swansea's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Swansea is one in 607.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Swansea's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Swansea 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 Swansea is one in 54.

Swansea Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Swansea Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Swansea 1.65
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 607

in Swansea

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 16,387
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 0 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.00 1.53
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)

Swansea 18.61
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Swansea

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Swansea Property CRIMES
Population: 16,387
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 249 17
Rate per 1,000 2.38 15.19 1.04
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

Swansea Crimes Per Square Mile

Swansea 15
Massachusetts 27