Taunton, MA
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Taunton, 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

Taunton has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Taunton is 1 in 69. How does Taunton fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Taunton's crime rate is lower than approximately 35% of Massachusetts communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Taunton 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 Taunton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 274. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Taunton 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 Taunton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 92.

Taunton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

52

(100 is safest)


Safer than 52% of U.S. Cities

Taunton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

207

620

827

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.65

10.92

14.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Taunton 3.65
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 274

in Taunton

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Taunton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 56,789
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 8 35 163
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.14 0.62 2.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Taunton 10.92
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 92

in Taunton

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Taunton Property CRIMES

Population: 56,789
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 229 345 46
Rate per 1,000 4.03 6.08 0.81

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

Taunton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Taunton 17
Massachusetts 27