Reported Annual Crime In Gloucester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGloucester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime302n/a (estimate)1,0121,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGloucester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape4n/a13.431.240.4
Robbery4n/a13.478.8102.8
Assault65n/a217.9265.0248.5
Violent crime73n/a (estimate)245377386
Burglary21n/a70.4281.8468.9
Theft193n/a646.91,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft15n/a50.3118.3236.9
Property crime229n/a (estimate)7681,5612,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Gloucester, MA. The total number of reported crimes in Gloucester, MA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Gloucester, MA crime rate is 48% lower than the Massachusetts average and is 64% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Gloucester, MA has a violent crime rate that is 35% lower than the Massachusetts average and 37% lower than the national average. For property crime, Gloucester, MA is 51% lower than the Massachusetts average and 69% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Topsfield, MA2,98346167212
Rockport, MA4,83269208277
Essex, MA1,73393386479
Rowley, MA1,444110426536
Ipswich, MA4,003130592721
Marblehead, MA20,163107720827
Nahant, MA3,451115718832
Gloucester, MA29,2372457681,012

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gloucester is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.77 daily crimes that occur in Gloucester.
  • Gloucester is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gloucester you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gloucester has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Gloucester (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Gloucester, 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 Gloucester, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 1.91 times less than the state average and 2.80 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Gloucester, MA on a daily bases are 1.54 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.58 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Gloucester, MA are 2.03 times less than the daily state average and 3.19 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Gloucester (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Gloucester, MA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Gloucester, MA has been ranked safer than 49% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Gloucester, MA is safer than 59% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Massachusetts and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Gloucester, MA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Gloucester, MA is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gloucester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gloucester is 1 in 409
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gloucester is 1 in 131
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gloucester is 1 in 99
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Gloucester, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Gloucester, MA you have a 1 in 409 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 131 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gloucester, MA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gloucester, MA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Gloucester, MA has increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Gloucester, MA has increased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Gloucester, MA has increased by 2% year to year.

Gloucester police department

ItemGloucesterMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6411,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.23.3
There are a total of 64 Gloucester police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.5% greater than the Massachusetts average and 33.1% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Plainfield, IN29,2202852,9393,225
Lake Stevens, WA29,2582131,5841,797
Port Chester, NY29,2753341,3751,709
Cedar City, UT29,1752202,0862,306
Oak Ridge, TN29,3016692,9463,615
Gloucester, MA29,2372457681,012
Source: The Gloucester, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.