Massachusetts’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Whether you’re relaxing in the Berkshires or strolling along Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts has it all. You can summer in Cape Cod, winter in the beautiful town of Amherst, and enjoy the spring on the Boston Common. This is also a great state for history lovers, with much of our country’s beginnings having taken place in Boston and the surrounding areas. Aside from its United States history, Massachusetts also boasts some of the best schools and hospitals in the world. Boston in particular is known for its plethora of top-tier universities like Harvard University, Tufts University, Northeastern University, and more. In fact, there are so many colleges in Boston that one out of every four people is a college student!

If you’re in Massachusetts, here are some things that you just can’t beat:

  • Freedom Trail: This two and a half mile route has many historical sites, from churches to burial grounds to museums. It’s a great way to squeeze your American history in on your Boston trip!
  • Martha’s Vineyard: An island off the state’s coast, this New England beach is known for its charming lighthouses and cottages.
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Whether you’re into ancient Egyptian artifacts, contemporary American pieces or the Neoclassical period, the MFA has it all.

Moving to or visiting Massachusetts? You’ve come to the right place! Using crime statistics from the FBI, we ranked the cities in Massachusetts by their overall safety. The number one safest city in Massachusetts is Wayland, a suburb of Boston. With a population of nearly 14,000 and a high median income of $166,893, the town has less than 1 violent crime and property crime per 1,000 people!

3.58

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

1.099
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
14.37

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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To see how we came to the safest cities in Massachusetts exactly, scroll down for a full methodology. Otherwise, keep reading to see if your city made the list!
1
Wayland, Massachusetts
Wayland
Safety Score: 92.09

Wayland, MA

Population 13,976
Median Income 166,893
Households 4,999
Violent Crime 0.14
Violent Crime -0.22
Property Crimes 0.64
Property Crime 0.2

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Norton, Massachusetts
Norton
Safety Score: 91.93

Norton, MA

Population 19,654
Median Income 102,869
Households 6,532
Violent Crime 0.05
Violent Crime -0.46
Property Crimes 0.92
Property Crime -0.78

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Wenham, Massachusetts
Wenham
Safety Score: 91.35

Wenham, MA

Population 5,242
Median Income 96,979
Households 1,381
Violent Crime 0.38
Violent Crime -0.77
Property Crimes 1.53
Property Crime -0.59

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Dover, Massachusetts
Dover
Safety Score: 90.84

Dover, MA

Population 6,053
Median Income 204,018
Households 2,011
Violent Crime 0.17
Violent Crime -0.16
Property Crimes 2.97
Property Crime -3.02

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Franklin, Massachusetts
Franklin
Safety Score: 90.77

Franklin, MA

Population 33,397
Median Income 111,935
Households 11,288
Violent Crime 0.27
Violent Crime +0.24
Property Crimes 2.22
Property Crime -0.73

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Boxford, Massachusetts
Boxford
Safety Score: 90.72

Boxford, MA

Population 8,333
Median Income 155,034
Households 2,707
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 2.64
Property Crime 0.83

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Clinton, Massachusetts
Clinton
Safety Score: 90.71

Clinton, MA

Population 13,839
Median Income 68,362
Households 5,586
Violent Crime 0.43
Violent Crime -0.15
Property Crimes 2.46
Property Crime -1.6

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Holliston, Massachusetts
Holliston
Safety Score: 90.6

Holliston, MA

Population 14,736
Median Income 118,933
Households 5,171
Violent Crime 0.54
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 2.04
Property Crime -1.71

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
Norfolk
Safety Score: 90.39

Norfolk, MA

Population 11,815
Median Income 139,137
Households 3,183
Violent Crime 0.08
Violent Crime -0.25
Property Crimes 2.96
Property Crime 1.21

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Weston, Massachusetts
Weston
Safety Score: 90.32

Weston, MA

Population 12,249
Median Income 196,651
Households 3,764
Violent Crime 0.41
Violent Crime -0.41
Property Crimes 3.02
Property Crime -1.26

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Sharon, Massachusetts
Sharon
Safety Score: 90.29

Sharon, MA

Population 18,419
Median Income 132,734
Households 6,258
Violent Crime 0.81
Violent Crime +0.04
Property Crimes 2.44
Property Crime -0.97

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Westford, Massachusetts
Westford
Safety Score: 90.17

Westford, MA

Population 24,639
Median Income 138,006
Households 8,244
Violent Crime 0.37
Violent Crime -0.5
Property Crimes 3.08
Property Crime -0.57

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Hopkinton
Safety Score: 90.14

Hopkinton, MA

Population 17,348
Median Income 151,357
Households 5,614
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 3.4
Property Crime -0.37

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Shrewsbury
Safety Score: 89.99

Shrewsbury, MA

Population 36,974
Median Income 100,640
Households 12,910
Violent Crime 0.08
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 3.46
Property Crime -1.31

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Groton, Massachusetts
Groton
Safety Score: 89.99

Groton, MA

Population 11,411
Median Income 123,918
Households 4,101
Violent Crime 0.53
Violent Crime +0.18
Property Crimes 2.98
Property Crime -1.33

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Norwell, Massachusetts
Norwell
Safety Score: 89.88

Norwell, MA

Population 11,150
Median Income 128,563
Households 3,632
Violent Crime 0.27
Violent Crime -0.82
Property Crimes 3.86
Property Crime -2.4

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Medway, Massachusetts
Medway
Safety Score: 89.48

Medway, MA

Population 13,407
Median Income 115,432
Households 4,642
Violent Crime 0.45
Violent Crime +0.45
Property Crimes 3.95
Property Crime -0.49

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Sudbury
Safety Score: 89.41

Sudbury, MA

Population 19,120
Median Income 170,945
Households 6,226
Violent Crime 0.58
Violent Crime +0.21
Property Crimes 3.77
Property Crime 1.62

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Bedford, Massachusetts
Bedford
Safety Score: 89.38

Bedford, MA

Population 14,607
Median Income 125,208
Households 5,240
Violent Crime 0.62
Violent Crime +0.2
Property Crimes 4.04
Property Crime 0.61

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
Marshfield
Safety Score: 89.23

Marshfield, MA

Population 25,929
Median Income 94,737
Households 9,284
Violent Crime 1.2
Violent Crime -0.01
Property Crimes 3.28
Property Crime -1.7

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
Topsfield
Safety Score: 89.21

Topsfield, MA

Population 6,604
Median Income 131,387
Households 2,237
Violent Crime 1.06
Violent Crime +0.6
Property Crimes 3.63
Property Crime 1.96

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Grafton, Massachusetts
Grafton
Safety Score: 89.17

Grafton, MA

Population 18,763
Median Income 100,605
Households 6,939
Violent Crime 1.17
Violent Crime -0.39
Property Crimes 3.2
Property Crime -1.1

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley
Safety Score: 89.12

Wellesley, MA

Population 29,434
Median Income 176,852
Households 8,658
Violent Crime 0.41
Violent Crime -0.04
Property Crimes 4.45
Property Crime -1.02

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Stow, Massachusetts
Stow
Safety Score: 88.96

Stow, MA

Population 7,196
Median Income 144,766
Households 2,627
Violent Crime 0.69
Violent Crime -0.7
Property Crimes 4.31
Property Crime -0.41

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
Hamilton
Safety Score: 88.77

Hamilton, MA

Population 8,216
Median Income 112,250
Households 2,677
Violent Crime 0.49
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 4.75
Property Crime 1.33

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Winchester, Massachusetts
Winchester
Safety Score: 88.66

Winchester, MA

Population 23,059
Median Income 152,196
Households 7,928
Violent Crime 0.39
Violent Crime +0.21
Property Crimes 5.16
Property Crime -2.21

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North Reading, Massachusetts
North Readi.
Safety Score: 88.61

North Reading, MA

Population 15,780
Median Income 124,750
Households 5,422
Violent Crime 1.52
Violent Crime +0.25
Property Crimes 4.12
Property Crime 0.3

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
Hopedale
Safety Score: 88.58

Hopedale, MA

Population 5,959
Median Income 101,761
Households 2,232
Violent Crime 1.17
Violent Crime +0.5
Property Crimes 4.36
Property Crime 0.49

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Concord, Massachusetts
Concord
Safety Score: 88.45

Concord, MA

Population 20,193
Median Income 137,743
Households 6,720
Violent Crime 0.69
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 5.1
Property Crime -1.44

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Lincoln
Safety Score: 88.39

Lincoln, MA

Population 6,860
Median Income 134,211
Households 2,532
Violent Crime 0.29
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 5.83
Property Crime -0.13

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Rehoboth
Safety Score: 88.38

Rehoboth, MA

Population 12,153
Median Income 96,098
Households 4,048
Violent Crime 0.82
Violent Crime -0.59
Property Crimes 5.18
Property Crime -3.46

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Reading, Massachusetts
Reading
Safety Score: 88.1

Reading, MA

Population 26,033
Median Income 114,354
Households 9,476
Violent Crime 0.31
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 6.03
Property Crime -0.8

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North Andover, Massachusetts
North Andov.
Safety Score: 88.07

North Andover, MA

Population 31,035
Median Income 105,661
Households 11,136
Violent Crime 0.87
Violent Crime +0.47
Property Crimes 5.28
Property Crime -0.72

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Ashland, Massachusetts
Ashland
Safety Score: 88.04

Ashland, MA

Population 17,878
Median Income 120,309
Households 6,689
Violent Crime 1.01
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 5.15
Property Crime -1.41

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
Ipswich
Safety Score: 88.03

Ipswich, MA

Population 13,951
Median Income 80,829
Households 5,677
Violent Crime 0.65
Violent Crime -0.65
Property Crimes 5.73
Property Crime -0.19

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
Georgetown
Safety Score: 88

Georgetown, MA

Population 8,715
Median Income 113,417
Households 3,265
Violent Crime 0.46
Violent Crime +0.23
Property Crimes 5.85
Property Crime 0.4

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Needham, Massachusetts
Needham
Safety Score: 87.96

Needham, MA

Population 31,054
Median Income 141,690
Households 10,652
Violent Crime 0.29
Violent Crime +0.09
Property Crimes 6.25
Property Crime 0.49

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Townsend, Massachusetts
Townsend
Safety Score: 87.9

Townsend, MA

Population 9,626
Median Income 84,630
Households 3,398
Violent Crime 0.83
Violent Crime -0.73
Property Crimes 5.4
Property Crime 0.6

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Arlington
Safety Score: 87.87

Arlington, MA

Population 45,449
Median Income 103,594
Households 18,632
Violent Crime 0.84
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 5.65
Property Crime 0.58

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Southborough, Massachusetts
Southboroug.
Safety Score: 87.86

Southborough, MA

Population 10,148
Median Income 142,426
Households 3,403
Violent Crime 0.69
Violent Crime +0.19
Property Crimes 5.91
Property Crime 0.64

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Douglas, Massachusetts
Douglas
Safety Score: 87.85

Douglas, MA

Population 8,795
Median Income 94,675
Households 3,139
Violent Crime 1.59
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 4.78
Property Crime -0.02

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Billerica, Massachusetts
Billerica
Safety Score: 87.77

Billerica, MA

Population 43,127
Median Income 99,453
Households 14,474
Violent Crime 0.93
Violent Crime -0.07
Property Crimes 5.66
Property Crime 0.98

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Beverly, Massachusetts
Beverly
Safety Score: 87.68

Beverly, MA

Population 41,678
Median Income 77,893
Households 16,408
Violent Crime 1.15
Violent Crime -0.42
Property Crimes 5.64
Property Crime -2.35

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Newton, Massachusetts
Newton
Safety Score: 87.64

Newton, MA

Population 89,736
Median Income 133,853
Households 30,952
Violent Crime 0.55
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 6.42
Property Crime -0.78

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Maynard, Massachusetts
Maynard
Safety Score: 87.55

Maynard, MA

Population 10,756
Median Income 95,833
Households 4,274
Violent Crime 1.95
Violent Crime -0.66
Property Crimes 5.02
Property Crime -0.66

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Rowley, Massachusetts
Rowley
Safety Score: 87.53

Rowley, MA

Population 6,378
Median Income 89,338
Households 2,186
Violent Crime 1.1
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 6.11
Property Crime 1.85

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Granby, Massachusetts
Granby
Safety Score: 87.44

Granby, MA

Population 6,379
Median Income 89,752
Households 2,475
Violent Crime 1.57
Violent Crime +0.47
Property Crimes 5.33
Property Crime -2.36

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
Boxborough
Safety Score: 87.38

Boxborough, MA

Population 5,972
Median Income 101,077
Households 2,288
Violent Crime 3.01
Violent Crime +1.67
Property Crimes 4.02
Property Crime 0

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Bolton, Massachusetts
Bolton
Safety Score: 87.21

Bolton, MA

Population 5,272
Median Income 151,618
Households 1,686
Violent Crime 0.95
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 6.83
Property Crime -1.81

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Hudson, Massachusetts
Hudson
Safety Score: 87.03

Hudson, MA

Population 19,963
Median Income 83,765
Households 7,708
Violent Crime 0.35
Violent Crime -0.05
Property Crimes 7.51
Property Crime -3.88

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Hanson, MA10,86096,3892.85 4.51 1.9387.01
52Blackstone, MA9,07980,2601.43 6.5 1.9886.95
53Templeton, MA8,18467,5171.1 6.48 1.186.9
54Spencer, MA11,92065,3861.59 6.12 1.4386.83
55Pepperell, MA12,26790,0291.22 6.44 1.2286.83
56Acton, MA23,937133,7130.96 7.1 1.886.82
57Belchertown, MA15,09786,1651.66 6.03 1.2686.79
58Berkley, MA6,74589,5971.78 5.93 1.1986.78
59Winthrop, MA18,31969,9281.97 6.06 1.9186.77
60Whitman, MA15,00079,7051.67 6.4 1.7386.68
61Belmont, MA26,432118,3700.45 7.94 1.8286.67
62Hampden, MA5,21781,3041.15 7.48 2.1186.67
63Lancaster, MA8,212104,3311.22 6.82 1.3486.67
64Westborough, MA19,074107,6040.52 7.92 1.5286.6
65Littleton, MA10,196119,1771.08 7.36 1.8686.6
66Mattapoisett, MA6,35485,8701.73 7.24 2.9986.55
67Wilmington, MA23,791118,5491.26 7.36 2.0286.53
68Mendon, MA6,069125,8161.48 7.09 1.9886.53
69Melrose, MA28,10193,4340.82 7.69 1.7186.51
70Middleton, MA9,788107,7271.53 6.85 1.5386.5
71Easton, MA24,176105,3801.65 6.62 1.4586.46
72Dudley, MA11,80164,2813.14 4.75 1.1986.41
73Rochester, MA5,593103,4721.61 7.15 2.1586.37
74Southwick, MA9,77876,7371.12 7.67 1.8486.29
75Ashburnham, MA6,25585,0641.12 7.99 1.9286.14
76Wakefield, MA27,04992,2521.7 7.21 1.7486.14
77Dalton, MA6,60260,4062.27 6.36 1.5186.06
78Cohasset, MA8,598140,0000.7 8.72 2.0986.02
79Sandwich, MA20,36288,8701.67 7.61 1.7285.87
80Marblehead, MA20,618110,0251.75 7.52 1.5585.79
81Longmeadow, MA15,848112,8310.38 9.28 1.785.78
82Amherst, MA40,31350,2032.48 6.52 1.1785.63
83Amesbury, MA17,63678,6382.84 -6.8 -1.9885.53
84Gloucester, MA29,98065,3482.74 6.9 1.985.5
85Sutton, MA9,401101,3150.96 8.94 1.785.44
86Stoneham, MA22,07790,3201.22 9.01 1.7285.2
87Watertown, MA35,58693,1710.9 9.58 1.7785.2
88Hingham, MA23,392125,1440.56 10 2.0585.19
89Andover, MA35,898143,2922.01 7.99 1.3685.19
90Northborough, MA15,109111,8750.2 -10.26 1.4685.18
91East Bridgewater, MA14,57386,5681.17 9.13 1.5185.12
92Canton, MA23,55196,5833.82 6.33 1.8384.93
93Lakeville, MA11,50298,0151.56 8.87 1.5684.93
94Westport, MA15,91980,1761.44 9.23 1.7684.83
95Waltham, MA63,41383,2491.55 9.6 2.3284.8
96Westwood, MA16,347145,7991.16 10.09 1.8484.64
97Norwood, MA29,19487,5161.44 10.04 2.0684.56
98Somerset, MA18,23972,9201.92 9.27 1.8184.54
99Westminster, MA7,699100,0712.6 8.31 1.4384.43
100Marion, MA5,12476,5761.56 10.54 2.9384.37
101Dracut, MA31,68586,6971.29 10.1 1.2684.27
102Brookline, MA59,233111,2890.76 11.23 1.7284.09
103Abington, MA16,36991,6432.02 9.65 1.5384.07
104Oxford, MA13,95572,5631.5 10.25 1.5884.04
105Brewster, MA9,89569,4792.22 9.9 2.3283.98
106Orleans, MA5,83762,3861.37 11.82 3.7783.89
107Mansfield, MA23,847111,1411.64 10.44 1.5583.85
108Woburn, MA39,67783,3041.59 10.91 1.8983.75
109Walpole, MA25,312107,9562.33 9.84 1.6683.71
110Carver, MA11,67173,9042.14 9.77 1.3783.68
111Ludlow, MA21,52967,7152.42 -9.89 1.8683.66
112Plymouth, MA59,80383,7462.52 9.88 2.0183.64
113Ayer, MA8,24078,7622.79 9.83 2.4383.55
114Swampscott, MA15,016105,1690.93 12.05 2.0683.55
115Wilbraham, MA14,749104,4910.88 12.14 1.8383.36
116Milford, MA28,77275,8542.02 10.7 1.5683.34
117Taunton, MA57,04756,7973.86 8.62 283.33
118Acushnet, MA10,54769,4023.03 9.58 1.7183.3
119Medford, MA57,41886,2041.53 11.55 1.8383.29
120Great Barrington, MA6,81556,1243.52 9.39 2.4983.22
121Weymouth, MA56,38275,8922.61 10.23 1.6783.17
122Freetown, MA9,34385,0402.46 10.7 1.9383.01
123Natick, MA36,705106,0271.06 12.4 1.5582.97
124Easthampton, MA16,06161,0042.55 10.58 1.7482.97
125Tewksbury, MA31,24593,8172.72 10.59 1.8682.89
126Foxborough, MA17,63698,1992.55 -10.89 -1.9882.82
127Middleboro, MA25,08479,8003.51 9.69 1.6382.74
128Millbury, MA13,62674,7131.54 12.18 1.3982.59
129Harwich, MA12,15073,4681.89 12.43 2.7282.57
130Framingham, MA72,15373,1823.26 10.37 1.7282.54
131Kingston, MA13,61589,7961.98 11.9 1.7682.52
132Chatham, MA6,15874,8750.81 14.62 3.4182.39
133Northbridge, MA16,71175,1862.33 12.09 1.281.96
134Peabody, MA52,72165,0852.9 11.84 1.881.89
135Methuen, MA50,39673,4921.87 13.29 1.9281.84
136Chelmsford, MA35,392106,4321.27 13.84 1.4481.74
137Bourne, MA19,86773,0002.06 13.19 2.2181.64
138Palmer, MA12,13657,0224.12 10.63 1.5781.51
139Holbrook, MA11,06468,0233.52 -11.66 -1.9981.48
140Somerville, MA82,32684,7222.32 13.01 1.5181.41
141Mashpee, MA14,27273,8412.8 12.96 2.1781.33
142Sturbridge, MA9,60584,7452.19 13.43 1.6781.27
143South Hadley, MA17,80466,9401.52 14.1 1.481.14
144Westfield, MA41,73562,2122.52 13.39 1.9681.11
145Attleboro, MA44,60770,1362.69 13.29 1.8480.98
146Lunenburg, MA11,47797,7752.18 13.77 1.3180.84
147Dedham, MA25,35889,5140.39 -16.84 2.2580.78
148Malden, MA61,09862,3613.39 12.77 1.6780.77
149Swansea, MA16,59781,1251.33 15.61 1.8780.56
150Bellingham, MA17,12195,5331.64 15.36 1.8780.55
151Wrentham, MA11,838107,4440.68 16.73 1.7780.42
152Barnstable, MA44,14266,8644.46 12.39 2.6580.36
153North Attleboro, MA29,15887,0930.93 16.29 1.3780.31
154Everett, MA47,18557,2543.33 14.03 2.2980.16
155Orange, MA7,56943,1913.04 13.74 1.7280.14
156Leicester, MA11,36976,7382.37 14.95 1.6780.1
157Stoughton, MA28,67878,3433.63 13.56 2.0980.09
158Seekonk, MA15,52186,0141.55 17.01 2.4579.73
159Randolph, MA33,83769,9693.58 14.27 1.7179.52
160Braintree, MA37,57988,9931.28 17.7 2.0579.34
161East Longmeadow, MA16,28885,2211.47 17.13 1.6679.24
162Raynham, MA14,04891,9442.42 16.44 1.9279.07
163Williamstown, MA7,75677,3401.29 17.79 1.5578.93
164Saugus, MA28,24182,1882.58 16.93 2.0578.74
165Danvers, MA28,16879,7951.7 17.68 1.5678.73
166Winchendon, MA10,81264,5393.05 15.72 1.2978.71
167Falmouth, MA31,48770,9183.91 14.86 1.8478.64
168Marlborough, MA39,91975,4183.81 15.28 1.678.51
169Burlington, MA26,67899,2541.99 -18.18 2.4478.47
170Agawam, MA28,83961,9192.29 18 1.7377.85
171Cambridge, MA111,70789,1452.8 18.18 2.4977.74
172Quincy, MA93,96671,8084.08 16.64 2.2677.54
173Haverhill, MA63,24465,9266.18 14.5 1.4976.96
174Gardner, MA20,49148,9154.83 16.4 1.6176.66
175Dartmouth, MA34,80274,7422.1 20.31 2.0176.62
176Lowell, MA111,29448,5812.89 19.75 1.9876.42
177Southbridge, MA16,86050,2025.22 16.79 2.1476.38
178Fairhaven, MA16,18862,0902.47 20.88 1.9175.96
179Auburn, MA16,56374,1742.48 20.95 2.2375.91
180Yarmouth, MA23,37062,9546.8 15.92 2.5275.68
181Webster, MA16,88352,1077.29 14.93 1.7875.61
182Revere, MA53,42553,7944.64 18.91 1.9375.48
183Salem, MA43,38565,5282.67 21.92 2.2175.12
184Montague, MA8,21150,9337.79 15.35 1.9574.99
185Dennis, MA13,97656,1764.15 20.82 3.3674.96
186Chelsea, MA40,51451,8397.78 16.34 2.5974.73
187Wareham, MA22,74365,7185.67 18.69 1.9374.59
188Lawrence, MA80,89039,6277.23 17.2 1.6774.51
189Lynn, MA93,14053,5137.15 17.51 1.874.13
190Northampton, MA28,45862,8385.8 19.5 2.2173.98
191Greenfield, MA17,46247,8216.3 19.07 1.9573.6
192Fitchburg, MA40,44551,4127.39 18.32 1.973.25
193Boston, MA682,90362,0216.69 20.89 3.2372.76
194Hadley, MA5,38258,9533.16 24.9 2.4272.5
195Leominster, MA41,84657,6105.59 22.46 1.7271.88
196Fall River, MA89,01239,3289.89 17.57 2.5671.76
197Worcester, MA185,10745,8697.27 21.86 2.4571.2
198Chicopee, MA56,25548,8665.14 24.55 2.3871.17
199Brockton, MA96,01652,3939.55 20.42 1.8770.08
200New Bedford, MA95,10740,6266.66 28.57 2.666.78
201Pittsfield, MA42,54646,8718.81 25.67 2.0966.71
202Springfield, MA154,56237,1188.74 29.72 2.964.39
203West Springfield, MA28,63551,7356.08 38.59 3.1160.79
204North Adams, MA12,94838,77414.91 30.82 1.8557.62
205Holyoke, MA40,45137,95410.83 48.11 2.9449.7

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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