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.