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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 54%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthol/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime152n/a (estimate)1,3011,3622,346
Murder0n/a0.02.36.5
Rape5n/a42.826.938.4
Robbery3n/a25.743.773.9
Assault39n/a333.8235.9279.7
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)402309388
Burglary14n/a119.8149.7314.2
Theft87n/a744.7804.31,398.0
Vehicle theft4n/a34.299.2246.0
Property crime105n/a (estimate)8991,0531,958

Key findings

  • Athol crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athol are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Athol you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athol is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athol has increased by 3%

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The Athol crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athol as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Athol crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Athol (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Athol on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Massachusetts and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Athol (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Massachusetts, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.80 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Athol on a daily basis are 1.30 times more than than Massachusetts average and 1.04 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Athol are 1.17 times less than the daily state average and 2.18 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Athol (higher is better)

      Is Athol safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Massachusetts as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Athol to other cities in the state and across the country, Athol is 18% safer than other cities of Massachusetts and 36% safer than other cities in the nation. Athol has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athol

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athol is 1 in 249
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athol is 1 in 112
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athol is 1 in 77
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Athol? If you reside in Athol, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 249. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 112 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Athol, is 1 in 77.

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

      Determining whether Athol is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Athol violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Athol has increased by 3% in the same time frame.

      Athol police department

      ItemAtholMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2311,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
      There are a total of 23 Athol police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the Massachusetts average and 39.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Barre, MA1,259287162449
      Millers Falls, MA1,075147500646
      South Ashburnham, MA1,046152516668
      Baldwinville, MA2,060161549710
      Winchester, NH1,8701199261,044
      Northfield, MA1,246689831,051
      Winchendon, MA3,4002578801,137
      Athol, MA8,4284028991,301

      Cities with similar population

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      St. Rose, LA8,4275882,6553,243
      Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, CA8,4294642,2462,711
      Greenville, MI8,4294873,7674,254
      Cuero, TX8,4295222,0272,549
      Greenville, RI8,4251809691,149
      Athol, MA8,4284028991,301
      Source: The Athol, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.