Compared to the other cities in Massachusetts and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Northampton, MA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Northampton, MA has been ranked safer than 16% of other cities in the state of Massachusetts. In addition, Northampton, MA is safer than 27% 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 Northampton, MA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Northampton, MA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.