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Acton, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Acton is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (77%) and also has a lower crime rate than 54% of the communities in Massachusetts, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Acton is one in 167 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 43.

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

For Acton, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Acton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1501, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Acton 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 Acton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 188.

Acton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

77

(100 is safest)


Safer than 77% of U.S. Cities

Acton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

128

144

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.67

5.33

5.99

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.67
3.03
National Median: 4
    Acton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,501

in Acton

1 in 330

in Massachusetts

Acton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,021
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 1 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.04 0.04 0.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
5.33
10.33
National Median: 19
    Acton
    Massachusetts

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 188

in Acton

1 in 97

in Massachusetts

Acton Property CRIMES

Population: 24,021
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 109 4
Rate per 1,000 0.62 4.54 0.17

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Acton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
7
18
National Median: 26.9
    Acton
    Massachusetts