Reported Annual Crime In Lawrence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLawrence/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,976n/a (estimate)2,4431,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLawrence/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder11n/a13.62.55.3
Rape30n/a37.132.041.7
Robbery151n/a186.771.098.0
Assault393n/a485.8252.5248.9
Violent crime585n/a (estimate)723358383
Burglary224n/a276.9249.1430.4
Theft759n/a938.31,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft408n/a504.4109.9237.4
Property crime1,391n/a (estimate)1,7201,4372,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lawrence, MA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Lawrence, MA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Lawrence, MA averages 36% higher than the rest of Massachusetts while the rate of crime on a national scale is 11% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lawrence, MA is 102% higher than the average rate of crime in Massachusetts and 89% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 20% higher than the remainder of the state of Massachusetts and 27% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lawrence, MA area.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lawrence is 11% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.69 daily crimes that occur in Lawrence.
  • Lawrence is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lawrence you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lawrence has decreased by 26%.

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Daily Crime In Lawrence (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lawrence, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Lawrence, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.36 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.12 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lawrence, MA is 2.02 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.89 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lawrence, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.37 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Lawrence (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Lawrence, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Lawrence, MA being safer than 9% of cities in Massachusetts and 14% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Massachusetts cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Lawrence, MA. In conclusion, Lawrence, MA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lawrence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lawrence is 1 in 139
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lawrence is 1 in 59
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lawrence is 1 in 41
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Lawrence, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Lawrence, MA you have a 1 in 139 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lawrence, MA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Lawrence, MA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Lawrence, MA has decreased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Lawrence, MA has decreased by 28% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lawrence, MA has decreased by 25% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Lawrence police department

ItemLawrenceMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13311,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.23.3
There are a total of 133 Lawrence police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.5% less than the Massachusetts average and 47.3% less 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
Boxford, MA2,4720264264
Topsfield, MA3,435106363469
Reading, MA25,49031603634
Rowley, MA1,576110611721
Lynnfield, MA12,48954797851
Wilmington, MA23,310126736862
Wakefield, MA26,399170721891
Lawrence, MA79,3377231,7202,443

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
New Rochelle, NY79,2992281,4371,665
Tustin, CA79,3961622,3992,561
Somerville, MA79,5072321,3011,533
Napa, CA79,5673361,6712,007
Melbourne, FL78,9118174,1444,961
Lawrence, MA79,3377231,7202,443
Source: The Lawrence, 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.
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