Reported Annual Crime In Lowell

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLowell/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,856n/a (estimate)2,5772,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLowell/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.94.9
Rape32n/a28.930.538.6
Robbery141n/a127.277.8101.9
Assault309n/a278.8280.7237.8
Violent crime482n/a (estimate)435391373
Burglary489n/a441.3322.2491.4
Theft1,685n/a1,520.51,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft200n/a180.5118.8220.2
Property crime2,374n/a (estimate)2,1421,6912,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lowell, 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 Lowell, 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 Lowell, MA averages 24% higher than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 10% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lowell, MA is 11% higher than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 17% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 27% higher than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 14% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lowell, MA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lowell is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.06 daily crimes that occur in Lowell.
  • Lowell is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lowell you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lowell has decreased by 17%.

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Daily Crime In Lowell (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Lowell, MA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Massachusetts as well as those across America as a whole. The Lowell, MA total amount of daily offenses is 1.24 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.11 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lowell, MA is 1.11 times more than the Massachusetts average, and it is 1.17 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Lowell, MA has a daily crime figure that is 1.27 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.16 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Lowell (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Lowell, MA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lowell, MA has been ranked safer than 18% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Lowell, MA is safer than 28% 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 Lowell, MA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lowell, MA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lowell

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lowell is 1 in 230
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lowell is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lowell is 1 in 39
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Lowell, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lowell, MA you have a 1 in 230 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lowell, MA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Lowell, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Lowell, MA has decreased by 20% and the rate of property crime in Lowell, MA has decreased by 16%. The total crime rate in Lowell, MA has decreased by 17% year to year.

Lowell police department

ItemLowellMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29511,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.23.3
There are a total of 295 Lowell police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.2% greater than the Massachusetts average and 16.8% 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
Lexington, MA32,30657448504
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Winchester, MA21,86327627653
Littleton Common, MA2,845145627772
Lynnfield, MA12,05854795849
Lowell, MA108,4914352,1422,577

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West Jordan, UT108,0622713,0353,306
Fairfield, CA107,9834323,0463,477
Clearwater, FL109,2106103,9134,523
Lowell, MA108,4914352,1422,577
Source: The Lowell, 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.