Reported Annual Crime In Taunton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTaunton/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime952n/a (estimate)1,6781,9382,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTaunton/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a8.82.05.3
Rape13n/a22.931.240.4
Robbery36n/a63.578.8102.8
Assault149n/a262.7265.0248.5
Violent crime203n/a (estimate)358377386
Burglary262n/a461.9281.8468.9
Theft397n/a699.91,161.01,745.0
Vehicle theft90n/a158.7118.3236.9
Property crime749n/a (estimate)1,3211,5612,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Taunton, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Taunton, 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 Taunton, MA is 13% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 41% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Taunton, MA has 5% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 7% lower than the national average. In property crime, Taunton, MA is 15% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 46% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sharon, MA6,01077341418
Hanson, MA1,718272478750
North Lakeville, MA2,409165684849
North Seekonk, MA2,660174722897
Norton Center, MA2,870183758941
Ocean Grove, MA2,674186771958
East Providence, RI47,1661451,1591,304
Taunton, MA56,0563581,3211,678

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Taunton is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.6 daily crimes that occur in Taunton.
  • Taunton is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Taunton you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Taunton has increased by 15%.

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Daily Crime In Taunton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Taunton, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Taunton, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.15 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.69 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Taunton, MA is 1.05 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.08 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Taunton, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the Massachusetts average and 1.86 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Taunton (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Taunton, MA compared to every other city in Massachusetts as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Taunton, MA ranks safer than 28% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 40% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Massachusetts and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Taunton, MA. As a result, Taunton, MA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Taunton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Taunton is 1 in 280
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Taunton is 1 in 76
The chance of being a victim of crime in Taunton is 1 in 60
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Taunton, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Taunton, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 280. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 76 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 Taunton, MA is 1 in 60.

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

Determining whether Taunton, MA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Taunton, MA has decreased by 2% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 21% year over year. Total crimes for Taunton, MA has increased by 15% in the same time frame.

Taunton police department

ItemTauntonMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11811,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.23.3

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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kettering, OH56,1381321,8201,952
Midwest City, OK55,9642183,8504,068
Lake Elsinore, CA56,2432432,9183,161
Diamond Bar, CA56,2591151,6291,744
New Brunswick, NJ55,8046862,1902,876
Taunton, MA56,0563581,3211,678
Source: The Taunton, 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.