Webster, MA
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Webster, 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

The crime rate in Webster is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Webster is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Webster is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Webster has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Webster, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Webster is one in 158.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Webster's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Webster 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 Webster is one in 48.

Webster Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Webster Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

107

350

457

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.33

20.72

27.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Webster 6.33
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 158

in Webster

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Webster VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,893
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 15 6 86
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.89 0.36 5.09

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
Webster 20.72
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Webster

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Webster Property CRIMES

Population: 16,893
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 87 244 19
Rate per 1,000 5.15 14.44 1.12

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

Webster Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Webster 37
Massachusetts 27