Reported Annual Crime In Athol

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthol/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime227n/a (estimate)1,9522,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthol/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape3n/a25.830.538.6
Robbery2n/a17.277.8101.9
Assault40n/a344.0280.7237.8
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)387391373
Burglary53n/a455.8322.2491.4
Theft128n/a1,100.71,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a8.6118.8220.2
Property crime182n/a (estimate)1,5651,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Athol, MA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Athol, MA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Athol, MA averages 6% lower than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 32% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Athol, MA is 1% lower than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 4% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 7% lower than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 37% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Athol, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athol is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.35 daily crimes that occur in Athol.
  • Athol is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athol you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athol has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Athol (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Athol, MA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Athol, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 1.07 times less than the state average and 1.46 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Athol, MA on a daily bases are 1.01 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.04 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Athol, MA are 1.08 times less than the daily state average and 1.59 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Athol (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Athol, MA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Athol, MA to other cities in the state and across the country, Athol, MA is 26% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 35% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Massachusetts cities and all around the United States, Athol, MA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Athol, MA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athol

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athol is 1 in 259
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athol is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athol is 1 in 52
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Athol, MA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Athol, MA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 259. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 64 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Athol, MA is 1 in 52.

Year Over Year Crime In Athol (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Athol, MA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Athol, MA has decreased by 2% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Athol, MA has decreased by 4% in the same time frame.

Athol police department

ItemAtholMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2311,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
There are a total of 23 Athol police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the Massachusetts average and 40% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Ashburnham, MA1,042183793976
Baldwinville, MA2,3271978521,049
Northfield, MA1,0601339641,097
Barre, MA9105475841,131
Winchester, NH1,6831651,1321,297
Athol, MA8,3403871,5651,952

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Lewistown, PA8,3416153,1973,812
Bellevue, PA8,3383502,1252,475
Jefferson City, TN8,3423463,8014,147
Seven Corners, VA8,3431611,5351,697
Gonzales, CA8,3364581,4221,881
Athol, MA8,3403871,5651,952
Source: The Athol, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.