Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,428n/a (estimate)3,3142,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.31.94.9
Rape7n/a16.230.538.6
Robbery23n/a53.477.8101.9
Assault94n/a218.1280.7237.8
Violent crime125n/a (estimate)290391373
Burglary171n/a396.8322.2491.4
Theft1,080n/a2,506.41,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft52n/a120.7118.8220.2
Property crime1,303n/a (estimate)3,0241,6912,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Salem, MA. All reported Salem, MA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Salem, MA overall crime rate is 59% higher than in comparison to the Massachusetts average; and is also 16% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Salem, MA, the rate is 26% lower than compared to the Massachusetts average, and 22% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Salem, MA comes in at 79% higher than to the average seen in Massachusetts, and 22% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 16% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.08 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Salem, 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 Salem, MA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts state wide, are 1.59 times more than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Salem, MA on a daily bases are 1.35 times less than than Massachusetts average and 1.28 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Salem, MA are 1.79 times more than the daily state average and 1.22 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Salem, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Salem, MA being safer than 23% of cities in Massachusetts and 34% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Salem, MA. In conclusion, Salem, MA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 345
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 31
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Salem, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Salem, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 345. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 34 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Salem, MA is 1 in 31.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Salem, MA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Salem, MA has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Salem, MA has increased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salem, MA has increased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9711,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.23.3
There are a total of 97 Salem police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.1% greater than the Massachusetts average and 29.3% 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
Boxford, MA2,2280254254
Topsfield, MA2,98364277341
Rockport, MA4,832111235346
Essex, MA1,73397418514
Reading, MA25,17623525549
Salem, MA42,3212903,0243,314

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cleveland, TN42,3318436,0696,912
Burlington, VT42,3422353,4393,674
North Lauderdale, FL42,3545582,4192,977
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,282951,2821,377
Dublin, OH42,378561,1351,191
Salem, MA42,3212903,0243,314
Source: The Salem, 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.