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83%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
58%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
87%
Property 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 peopleHopkinton/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime77n/a (estimate)4011,3922,324
Murder0n/a0.02.16.3
Rape3n/a15.629.140.0
Robbery0n/a0.037.766.1
Assault27n/a140.8253.1268.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)156322370
Burglary2n/a10.4142.8269.8
Theft45n/a234.6827.61,401.9
Vehicle theft0n/a0.099.7282.7
Property crime47n/a (estimate)2451,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hopkinton, MA

The Hopkinton crime rates are 82.7% 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 30 violent crimes in Hopkinton (156 per 100,000 people), which is 57.7% lower than the national average and there were a total of 47 property crimes (245 per 100,000 residents) which is 87.5% lower than average.

With a crime rate of 401, significantly below the national average of 2324, Hopkinton stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Hopkinton showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Hopkinton records a property crime rate of 245 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Hopkinton as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Hopkinton stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Hopkinton?

What do the local residents think about crime in Hopkinton? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 100% of Hopkinton residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 0% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Hopkinton a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Hopkinton a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Hopkinton crime rate is 83% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.21 crimes per day - 0.08 violent crimes and 0.13 property crimes.

Has Crime in Hopkinton Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Hopkinton crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Hopkinton has increased by 87.8% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 130.8% and property crime has increased by 67.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hopkinton

In Hopkinton, the poverty rate currently stands at 2%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Hopkinton crime rates.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Hopkinton crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Hopkinton has an unemployment rate of 4.8%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

In Hopkinton, 96.8% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

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The Hopkinton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hopkinton 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 Hopkinton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hopkinton 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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      • Hopkinton crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Hopkinton are 58% lower than the national average
      • In Hopkinton you have a 1 in 250 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Hopkinton is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Hopkinton has increased by 88%

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        Daily Crime In Hopkinton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hopkinton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hopkinton is 1 in 640
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hopkinton is 1 in 409
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hopkinton is 1 in 250

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

        Hopkinton police department

        Item Hopkinton Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2511,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.23.3
        There are a total of 25 Hopkinton police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.7% less than the Massachusetts average and 49.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Massachusetts

        State Total offenders Massachusetts /100K National /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.

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        Northborough, MA6,532321345
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        Cordaville, MA2,88463209272
        Upton, MA2,279123184307
        Medfield, MA6,66876267343
        Wellesley, MA28,74761376437
        Hopkinton, MA3,864156245401

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        Source: The Hopkinton, 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.