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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 29%
Property crime 78%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShirley/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54n/a (estimate)7081,3622,346
Murder0n/a0.02.36.5
Rape4n/a52.426.938.4
Robbery2n/a26.243.773.9
Assault15n/a196.5235.9279.7
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)275309388
Burglary7n/a91.7149.7314.2
Theft23n/a301.4804.31,398.0
Vehicle theft3n/a39.399.2246.0
Property crime33n/a (estimate)4321,0531,958

Key findings

  • Shirley crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shirley are 29% lower than the national average
  • In Shirley you have a 1 in 142 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shirley is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shirley has decreased by 11%

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      Daily Crime In Shirley (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shirley

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shirley is 1 in 364
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shirley is 1 in 232
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shirley is 1 in 142

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

      Shirley police department

      ItemShirleyMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1411,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
      There are a total of 14 Shirley police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.4% less than the Massachusetts average and 41.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clinton, MA7,2324364107
      Groton, MA1,16335309344
      Hudson, MA15,379106353459
      Rutland, MA2,449333156489
      South Lancaster, MA1,764127434561
      Ayer, MA2,87997486583
      Pepperell, MA2,417140446586
      Shirley, MA1,361275432708

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shortsville, NY1,361174675849
      Jewett, TX1,3612131,0721,285
      Shell Lake, WI1,361132608740
      Barry, IL1,3621611,2061,367
      Minier, IL1,36084758842
      Shirley, MA1,361275432708
      Source: The Shirley, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.