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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHopedale/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)5151,3922,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)83322370
Vehicle theft3n/a49.899.7282.7
Property crime26n/a (estimate)4321,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hopedale, MA

The Hopedale crime rates are 77.9% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 5 violent crimes in Hopedale (83 per 100,000 people), which is 77.5% lower than the national average and there were a total of 26 property crimes (432 per 100,000 residents) which is 77.9% lower than average.

Hopedale proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 515, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Hopedale as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Hopedale distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 83 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Hopedale among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Hopedale experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have exhibited a consistent decrease of about 50% since 1990, with a minor upturn observed in recent years. According to the latest crime data, Hopedale maintains a property crime rate of 432 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Hopedale as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

Is Hopedale a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Hopedale, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Hopedale presents a total crime rate that is 78% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Hopedale experiences an average of 0.08 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.07 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Hopedale Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Hopedale has increased by 121.4% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Hopedale is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 400%, while property crime has increased by 100%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Hopedale.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hopedale

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Hopedale crime rate. The poverty level in Hopedale is 5.2%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Hopedale currently has an unemployment rate of 6.2%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Hopedale, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 2.17, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Hopedale crime map

The Hopedale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hopedale as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Hopedale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hopedale crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Hopedale crime rates are 78% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hopedale are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Hopedale you have a 1 in 195 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hopedale is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hopedale has increased by 120%

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        Daily Crime In Hopedale (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Hopedale for every 100,000 residents. The Hopedale total amount of daily crime is 2.70 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.51 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Hopedale, is 3.88 times less than the Massachusetts average, and it is 4.45 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Hopedale has a daily crime average that is 2.48 times less than the Massachusetts average and 4.53 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Hopedale (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Hopedale to every other city in Massachusetts, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Hopedale safe? The gauges above illustrate that Hopedale is safer than 79% of every city located within Massachusetts along with 84% 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. As a result, Hopedale, MA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hopedale

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hopedale is 1 in 1205
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hopedale is 1 in 232
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hopedale is 1 in 195
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Hopedale, Massachusetts? If you reside in Hopedale, then there is a 1 in 1205 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 232. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 195 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Hopedale.

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

        A good indicator of whether Hopedale is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Hopedale has increased by 388%, while the property crime rate in Hopedale has increased by 99% year over year. The number of total crimes in Hopedale has increased by 120% year over year.

        Hopedale police department

        Item Hopedale Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1311,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.23.3
        There are a total of 13 Hopedale police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 33.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Massachusetts

        State Total offenders Massachusetts /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Hopedale, MA3,64383432515

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        Source: The Hopedale, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.