Reported Annual Crime In Spencer

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime87n/a (estimate)7261,6012,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.05.0
Rape2n/a16.734.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.060.086.2
Assault16n/a133.5241.2246.8
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)150338381
Burglary14n/a116.8200.8376.0
Theft49n/a408.7966.81,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a50.095.7228.9
Property crime69n/a (estimate)5761,2632,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Spencer, MA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Spencer, MA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Spencer, MA is 55% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Massachusetts, and when compared with the national average, is 72% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Spencer, MA has 56% lower than violent crime rate than Massachusetts average, while remaining 61% lower than the national average. In property crime, Spencer, MA is 54% lower than the average of Massachusetts and is 74% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Spencer is 72% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.99 daily crimes that occur in Spencer.
  • Spencer is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Spencer you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Spencer has decreased by 39%.

Compare Spencer, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Spencer (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Spencer, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Spencer, MA the total number of daily crimes is 2.21 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.56 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Spencer, MA is 2.25 times less than the Massachusetts average and 2.54 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Spencer, MA has a daily crime rate that is 2.20 times less than the Massachusetts average and 3.82 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Spencer (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Spencer, MA area in comparison to other Massachusetts communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Spencer, MA being safer than 69% of cities in Massachusetts and 75% 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 Spencer, MA. In conclusion, Spencer, MA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spencer

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spencer is 1 in 667
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spencer is 1 in 174
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spencer is 1 in 138
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Spencer, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Spencer, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 667. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 174 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Spencer, MA is 1 in 138.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Spencer, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Spencer, MA has decreased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Spencer, MA has decreased by 44%. The total crime rate in Spencer, MA has decreased by 39% year to year.

Spencer police department

ItemSpencerMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2111,659558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.23.3
There are a total of 21 Spencer police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 45.4% 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
Rutland, MA2,449204307511
Holland, MA1,38080480560
Fiskdale, MA2,405131491622
East Brookfield, MA1,203152569722
East Douglas, MA2,420160597757
West Brookfield, MA1,120160598758
Barre, MA1,259164613777
Spencer, MA5,790150576726

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hollidaysburg, PA5,790312295607
Orange Beach, AL5,7912453,6953,940
Chadron, NE5,7921601,6721,832
Cheraw, SC5,7931,0346,8797,913
Greenville, PA5,7945481,8272,376
Spencer, MA5,790150576726
Source: The Spencer, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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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