Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleMilford/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime248n/a (estimate)8171,3922,324
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)148322370
Vehicle theft17n/a56.099.7282.7
Property crime203n/a (estimate)6691,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Milford, MA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Milford is 64.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Milford, there were 45 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 148 per 100,000 individuals, 59.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 203 property crimes, amounting to 669 per 100,000 residents, 65.8% lower than the U.S. average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Milford 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.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Milford, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 669, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Milford a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Milford, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Milford presents a total crime rate that is 65% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Milford experiences an average of 0.68 daily crimes, comprising 0.12 violent incidents and 0.56 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 Milford Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Milford. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Milford has increased by 8.8%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 6.3%, while property crime has increased by 12.8%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Milford.

Potential Causes for Crime in Milford

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. Milford currently has an unemployment rate of 3.3%, 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.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Milford, the cost of living is 26.9% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Milford has an average rental rate of $1,286 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Milford crime map

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

      • Milford crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Milford are 60% lower than the national average
      • In Milford you have a 1 in 123 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Milford is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Milford has increased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Milford (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Milford, MA per 100,000 people. In Milford, the total number of daily crimes is 1.70 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.85 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Milford is 2.17 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.49 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Milford has a daily crime rate that is 1.60 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.92 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Milford (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Milford, Massachusetts compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Milford safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Milford is safer than 60% of Massachusetts cities, and 69% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Massachusetts, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Milford. At this time, Milford sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Milford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Milford is 1 in 675
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Milford is 1 in 150
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Milford is 1 in 123
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Milford? If you reside in Milford, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 675. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 150 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Milford, is 1 in 123.

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

        Determining whether Milford is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Milford violent crime rates have decreased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Milford has increased by 5% in the same time frame.

        Milford police department

        Item Milford Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5411,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
        There are a total of 54 Milford police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 41.4% 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
        Northborough, MA6,532321345
        Dover, MA2,51885119203
        Cordaville, MA2,88463209272
        Upton, MA2,279123184307
        Medfield, MA6,66876267343
        Hopkinton, MA3,864156245401
        Wellesley, MA28,74761376437
        Milford, MA26,072148669817

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Wethersfield, CT26,068961,4981,594
        Bessemer, AL26,0631,8217,4099,230
        Neenah, WI26,0832311,2701,501
        Hercules, CA26,090141833975
        Terrytown, LA26,0446983,0513,750
        Milford, MA26,072148669817
        Source: The Milford, 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.