Williamstown, MA
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Williamstown has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Williamstown is 1 in 63. How does Williamstown fare compared to other communities in Massachusetts of all population sizes? Williamstown's crime rate is lower than approximately 30% of Massachusetts communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Williamstown has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Williamstown is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Williamstown's violent crime rate is 1 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 Williamstown is one in 953.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Williamstown; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Williamstown Crime Data

 
Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Williamstown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

113

121

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.05

14.83

15.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Williamstown 1.05
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 953

in Williamstown

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Williamstown VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,620
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 1 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.52 0.13 0.39
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
Williamstown 14.83
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in Williamstown

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Williamstown Property CRIMES
Population: 7,620
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 96 1
Rate per 1,000 2.10 12.60 0.13
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

Williamstown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Williamstown 3
Massachusetts 27