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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 peopleLenox/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime88n/a (estimate)1,7241,3922,324
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)98322370
Vehicle theft4n/a78.499.7282.7
Property crime83n/a (estimate)1,6261,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lenox, MA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Lenox crime rate is 25.8% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Lenox, there were 5 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 98 per 100,000 individuals, 73.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, Lenox recorded 83 property crimes, amounting to 1626 per 100,000 residents, 16.8% lower than the U.S. average.

Lenox has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 98 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Lenox ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Lenox reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lenox?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lenox residents. Out of the respondents (5 in total), 60% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lenox were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 40% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Lenox a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Lenox 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 Lenox crime rate is 26% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.24 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.23 property crimes.

Has Crime in Lenox Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Lenox has increased by 39.7%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Lenox, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has increased by 43.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Lenox is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lenox

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 Lenox 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. Lenox has an unemployment rate of 1.9%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Lenox, 93.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Lenox stands at $279,300, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Lenox crime map

The Lenox crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lenox 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 Lenox crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lenox 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

      • Lenox crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Lenox are 74% lower than the national average
      • In Lenox you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Lenox is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Lenox has increased by 35%

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        Daily Crime In Lenox (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lenox

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lenox is 1 in 1021
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lenox is 1 in 62
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lenox is 1 in 59

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

        Lenox police department

        Item Lenox Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1011,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.23.3
        There are a total of 10 Lenox police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.9% less than the Massachusetts average and 39% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cheshire, MA6836262124
        Great Barrington, MA2,213238574812
        Lee, MA1,5081921,4981,690
        Housatonic, MA6824421,4701,912
        Pittsfield, MA42,5147491,5932,343
        East Nassau, NY4575582,2412,800
        Lenox, MA1,984981,6261,724

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        Lenox, MA1,984981,6261,724
        Source: The Lenox, 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.