Salem, MA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
907
Total Crimes
2,078.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-19.07%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Salem, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Salem is 2,078.7 per 100,000 people. That's -19.07% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 29.80% higher than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,601.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Salem SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
7
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
5

How Does Salem Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Salem
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 907 2,078.7 1,601.4 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 22 50.4 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 56 128.3 241.2 246.8
Violent Crime 83 190.2 338.1 368.9
Burglary 96 220.0 200.8 376.0
Larceny 688 1,576.8 966.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 40 91.7 95.7 228.9
Property Crime 824 1,888.4 1,263.3 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Salem

83
Violent Crimes
190.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-48.44%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 525.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 295.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Salem is 190.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -48.44% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -43.74% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 338.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Salem

824
Property Crimes
1,888.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-14.14%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 53.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Salem is 1,888.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -14.14% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 49.48% higher than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,263.3 per 100,000 people.

Salem Crime Compared To Massachusetts Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Salem

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Lynn, MA 94,558 1,922 2,032.6 1,437.2 595.4
Newton, MA 89,505 687 767.6 702.8 64.8
Brookline, MA 59,199 688 1,162.2 1,067.6 94.6
Revere, MA 54,296 1,144 2,107.0 1,630.0 477.0
Peabody, MA 53,209 691 1,298.7 999.8 298.8
Arlington, MA 45,876 225 490.5 416.3 74.1
Beverly, MA 42,114 285 676.7 577.0 99.7
Lexington, MA 34,050 121 355.4 331.9 23.5
Melrose, MA 28,552 161 563.9 511.3 52.5
Saugus, MA 28,471 436 1,531.4 1,299.6 231.8
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