Reported Annual Crime In Spencer

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)1,1881,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.3
Rape3n/a25.531.240.4
Robbery2n/a17.078.8102.8
Assault13n/a110.3265.0248.5
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)153377386
Burglary22n/a186.7281.8468.9
Theft89n/a755.41,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft11n/a93.4118.3236.9
Property crime122n/a (estimate)1,0351,5612,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Spencer, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Spencer, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Spencer, MA is 39% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 58% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Spencer, MA has 59% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 60% lower than the national average. In property crime, Spencer, MA is 34% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 58% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fiskdale, MA2,213161666827
Holland, MA1,405163673836
East Brookfield, MA1,312321551872
West Brookfield, MA1,352173717890
Rutland, MA2,478198721919
East Douglas, MA2,912179742921
Warren, MA1,456194802996
Spencer, MA5,6701531,0351,188

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Spencer is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.26 daily crimes that occur in Spencer.
  • Spencer is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Spencer you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Spencer has decreased by 17%.

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Daily Crime In Spencer (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Spencer, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Spencer, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.63 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Spencer, MA is 2.47 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.53 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Spencer, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.51 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.37 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Spencer (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Spencer, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Spencer, MA being safer than 61% of cities in Massachusetts and 69% 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 Spencer, MA. In conclusion, Spencer, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spencer

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spencer is 1 in 655
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spencer is 1 in 97
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spencer is 1 in 85
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Spencer, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Spencer, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 655. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 97 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 Spencer, MA is 1 in 85.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Spencer, 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 Spencer, MA has decreased by 21% and the rate of property crime in Spencer, MA has decreased by 16%. The total crime rate in Spencer, MA has decreased by 17% year to year.

Spencer police department

ItemSpencerMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2111,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 21 Spencer police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 45.7% 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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chena Ridge, AK5,6715232,1812,704
Heathcote, NJ5,668130822953
Marlow Heights, MD5,6674712,2792,750
Melissa, TX5,675861,0331,119
South Tucson, AZ5,6755943,7644,358
Spencer, MA5,6701531,0351,188
Source: The Spencer, 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.