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Places With The Lowest Crime In Massachusetts 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,873
  • Franklin is a great place for families. It is a place that you can go out for a walk around the neighborhood or Franklin State Park. The neighbors or generally friendly. Franklin just invested in new
81
  • Needham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,167
82
  • Winchester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,491
72
  • Rockport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,101
81
  • Wellesley, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,909
75
  • Clinton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
79
  • Lexington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,936
78
  • Reading, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,490
73
  • Milton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,351
72
  • Sharon, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,841
79
  • Northborough, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,314
81
  • Newton, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 88,317
  • Newton is a great place to live, work and visit. Each of the 13 villages has its own little main street/business districts, community events and activities. The city values green space and its natural
80
  • Belmont, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,555
80
  • Andover, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,194
  • Andover is a town filled with rich high educated families. It is well known for being filled with rich snooty rude people. They say you would be lucky to find someone who isn't. The children are rude and
78
  • Brookline, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,180
  • Brookline is a diverse, densely populated, safe and progressive society. There are many different types of restaurants and shops. It is walkable and has access to public transportation. The town is also
71
  • Lynnfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,489
79
  • Melrose, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,787
68
  • Hudson, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,379
77
  • Longmeadow, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,837
  • Well, this town is an upscale, beautiful, with charming streets, and a wonderful sense of safety! However, I must say that what you see on the outside is not always is. Some people here seem to think
79
  • Arlington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,408
  • I have lived in Arlington, Massachusetts almost all my life. I moved there with my parents when I was just 6 years old, since then I have fallen in love with the city and it's calm and cool seasons and
75
  • Cochituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,940
74
  • Marblehead, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,363
79
  • Hingham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,777
71
  • Swampscott, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,250
73
  • North Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,187
75
  • Medfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,575
79
  • Newburyport, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,837
80
  • Norwood, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,018
79
  • Watertown Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,849
70
  • West Concord, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,622
76
  • Plymouth, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,399
69
  • Beverly, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,967
80
  • Dedham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,272
76
  • Stoneham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,831
69
  • Spencer, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,790
73
  • Waltham, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,699
  • I came to Waltham when I bought my first house as a single adult female about 10 years ago. Back then the housing market was more affordable and I got a lot of house for my buck. The most notable
73
  • Scituate, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
72
  • Wilmington, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,310
76
  • Kingston, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,276
73
  • Medford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,180
  • Medford, Massachusetts is a city located near Boston. I have lived in Medford for five years, and I cannot imagine living anywhere else. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the scenery is beautiful. I enjoy
71
  • Walpole, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,209
78
  • Wakefield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,399
72
  • Methuen Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,043
  • I have lived in Methuen Town, MA for about five years. I moved to the area because of a promotion at work, and I have loved the area ever since. The weather is beautiful, and there are so many things to
77
  • Woburn, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,220
69
  • Oxford, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,927
69
  • Gloucester, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,546
78
  • Maynard, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,526
70
  • Hull, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,437
67
  • Somerset, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,279
72
  • Westfield, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,486
  • I have lived in Westfield, MA and the surrounding areas for a period of time several years ago and have nothing negative to say about Westfield. The city lies less than five miles West of Springfield,

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Massachusetts. Finding the safest places to live in Massachusetts can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Massachusetts with a population over 5,000.

The Massachusetts cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Massachusetts? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Massachusetts. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.