Reported Annual Crime In Essex

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEssex/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)455 (estimate)1,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEssex/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a2.55.3
Rapen/an/an/a32.041.7
Robberyn/an/an/a71.098.0
Assaultn/an/an/a252.5248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)91 (estimate)358383
Burglaryn/an/an/a249.1430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a109.9237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)364 (estimate)1,4372,362

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The Essex crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Essex 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 Essex crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Essex is 83% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.25 daily crimes that occur in Essex.
  • Essex is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 220 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Essex has decreased by 11%.

Compare Essex, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Essex (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Essex (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Essex

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Essex is 1 in 1102
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 275
The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 220

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

Essex police department

ItemEssexMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1211,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.42.23.3
There are a total of 12 Essex police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 56.4% greater than the Massachusetts average and 3.6% greater 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
Rockport, MA5,10196165262
Boxford, MA2,4720264264
Topsfield, MA3,435106363469
Ipswich, MA4,21565573638
Beverly, MA40,967115564679
Rowley, MA1,576110611721
Melrose, MA27,78782769851
Essex, MA1,47691364455

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Greenfield, MO1,476381610991
Jordan, NY1,476182770952
Hughestown, PA1,4761469491,095
Warsaw, IL1,4752169901,206
Granby, MA1,475157533690
Essex, MA1,47691364455
Source: The Essex, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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