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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 peopleNahant/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8n/a (estimate)2411,3922,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)30322370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.099.7282.7
Property crime7n/a (estimate)2111,0701,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Nahant, MA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Nahant is 89.6% 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 Nahant, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 30 per 100,000 individuals, 91.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 7 property crimes, amounting to 211 per 100,000 residents, 89.2% lower than the U.S. average.

Boasting a crime rate of 241, well below the national average of 2324, Nahant emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Nahant to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Nahant stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 30 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Nahant secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Nahant recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

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 Nahant, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 211, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

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. Nahant 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 Nahant?

What do the local residents think about crime in Nahant? Well, based on a recent survey of 9 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 100% of Nahant 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 Nahant a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Nahant is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Nahant has an overall crime rate that is 90% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.02 daily occurrences, comprising 0 violent crimes and 0.02 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Nahant as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Nahant Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Nahant has decreased by 50%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Nahant, 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 decreased by 83.3%, while property crime has decreased by 30%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Nahant is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Nahant

Nahant has a poverty rate that stands at 3.2, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Nahant crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Nahant, 96.3% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

The median home price in Nahant is $582,600, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Nahant crime map

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

      • Nahant crime rates are 90% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Nahant are 92% lower than the national average
      • In Nahant you have a 1 in 415 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Nahant is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Nahant has decreased by 47%

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        Daily Crime In Nahant (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nahant

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nahant is 1 in 3316
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nahant is 1 in 474
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Nahant is 1 in 415

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

        Nahant police department

        Item Nahant Massachusetts National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1311,659558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.23.3
        There are a total of 13 Nahant police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 74.1% greater than the Massachusetts average and 15.3% greater 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
        Winchester, MA22,76040271311
        Milton, MA27,59025492517
        Marblehead, MA20,53069449518
        Melrose, MA28,05459496555
        Winthrop Town, MA18,558123462585
        Beverly, MA42,062101485587
        Wakefield, MA27,041150440591
        Nahant, MA3,51230211241

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        Naples, UT3,5121689651,133
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        Two Harbors, MN3,51183414497
        Nahant, MA3,51230211241
        Source: The Nahant, 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.