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Crime rate in Acton, Massachusetts (MA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Acton, MA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Acton, MA

The 2018 crime rate in Acton, MA is 77 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.5 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 29.4% U.S. cities. The 2018 Acton crime rate rose by 40% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Acton has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Acton, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Acton:

77.4
Maynard:

84.0
Boxborough:

43.9
Concord:

42.1
Littleton:

47.6
Stow:

49.1
Carlisle:

33.5
Sudbury:

58.3
Lincoln:

47.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Acton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(9.7)
6
(29.0)
3
(14.5)
5
(24.0)
2
(9.5)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(17.9)
1
(4.4)
2
(8.6)
2
(8.5)
3
(12.6)
1
(4.2)
7
(29.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
3
(14.5)
4
(19.4)
2
(9.6)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.1)
1
(4.5)
2
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.7)
23
(111.5)
14
(67.3)
11
(52.1)
20
(94.8)
31
(140.5)
18
(80.5)
5
(21.9)
15
(64.7)
20
(84.8)
20
(84.1)
21
(87.7)
16
(66.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(194.1)
58
(280.4)
34
(164.9)
46
(221.2)
31
(146.9)
43
(203.9)
23
(104.3)
37
(165.6)
31
(135.5)
27
(116.4)
61
(258.8)
23
(96.8)
33
(137.9)
27
(112.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
203
(985.3)
300
(1,450)
243
(1,179)
223
(1,072)
131
(620.7)
167
(791.8)
173
(784.3)
202
(903.8)
144
(629.6)
147
(633.8)
156
(661.8)
141
(593.2)
134
(559.8)
125
(520.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(38.8)
14
(67.7)
6
(29.1)
4
(19.2)
5
(23.7)
7
(33.2)
5
(22.7)
2
(8.9)
3
(13.1)
5
(21.6)
7
(29.7)
5
(21.0)
3
(12.5)
4
(16.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
5
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index65.3112.5100.895.556.486.171.380.246.255.172.067.555.277.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Acton, Massachusetts as of September 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Acton is 10,962 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Acton:

74.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Acton:

50.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Acton:

63.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Acton:

53.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Acton:

41.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Acton:

19.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Acton:

60.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Acton:

74.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Acton:

68.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Acton:

37.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Acton:

62.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Acton:

80.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Acton:

41.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Acton:

12.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Acton:

12.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Acton:

19.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Acton:

9.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Acton:

51.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Acton:

57.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Acton:

52.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Acton:

89.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Acton:

58.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Acton:

60.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Acton:

79.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Acton:

63.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Acton:

85.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Acton:

64.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Acton:

100.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Acton:

96.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Acton:

138.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Acton:

93.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Acton:

97.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Acton:

108.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Acton:

121.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Massachusetts average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 43 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 43 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 42 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 43 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 42 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 43 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 38 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.56

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Acton, MA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 01720.