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


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

Crime rate in Salem, MA

The 2018 crime rate in Salem, MA was 136 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.0 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 51.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Salem crime rate fell by 37% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Salem has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Salem, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Salem:

135.8
Marblehead:

50.5
Swampscott:

75.0
Beverly:

50.8
Peabody:

129.0
Lynn:

244.6
Danvers:

120.7
Wenham:

23.0
Nahant:

45.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Salem by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

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)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(4.8)
10
(23.8)
15
(36.1)
10
(24.1)
15
(36.6)
15
(36.1)
7
(16.7)
3
(7.1)
8
(18.7)
7
(16.2)
11
(25.6)
19
(43.8)
5
(11.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
27
(64.6)
26
(61.9)
21
(50.6)
15
(36.1)
26
(63.4)
22
(52.9)
17
(40.5)
22
(51.8)
26
(60.7)
23
(53.4)
33
(76.9)
28
(64.5)
22
(50.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
69
(165.1)
86
(204.7)
98
(236.1)
61
(146.9)
146
(355.9)
82
(197.2)
135
(321.2)
103
(242.5)
120
(280.1)
94
(218.1)
85
(198.2)
69
(159.0)
56
(128.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
171
(409.1)
191
(454.7)
148
(356.6)
175
(421.4)
213
(519.3)
173
(415.9)
148
(352.2)
135
(317.9)
103
(240.4)
171
(396.8)
111
(258.8)
113
(260.5)
96
(220.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
735
(1,759)
627
(1,493)
614
(1,479)
584
(1,406)
729
(1,777)
744
(1,789)
754
(1,794)
1,058
(2,491)
1,019
(2,378)
1,080
(2,506)
877
(2,045)
787
(1,814)
688
(1,577)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(160.3)
59
(140.5)
30
(72.3)
87
(209.5)
73
(178.0)
69
(165.9)
53
(126.1)
45
(106.0)
35
(81.7)
52
(120.7)
45
(104.9)
51
(117.6)
40
(91.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/A8
(18.8)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.7)
3
(6.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)168.0181.3181.2162.0246.0198.1196.2200.1207.6215.0200.9186.4135.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. 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 23 registered sex offenders living in Salem, Massachusetts as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Salem is 1,884 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Salem:

100.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Salem:

155.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Salem:

172.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Salem:

156.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Salem:

189.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Salem:

154.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Salem:

197.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Salem:

161.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Salem:

251.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2008
Salem:

115.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Salem:

179.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Salem:

157.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Salem:

119.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Salem:

104.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Salem:

116.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Salem:

98.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Salem:

136.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Salem:

160.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Salem:

169.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Salem:

222.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Salem:

179.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Salem:

204.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Salem:

179.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Salem:

197.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Salem:

219.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2008
Salem:

186.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Salem:

156.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Salem:

186.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Salem:

193.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Salem:

189.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Salem:

173.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Salem:

176.6
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: 107 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Massachusetts average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 107 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Massachusetts average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 106 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Massachusetts average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 26 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.49
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 100 (89 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Massachusetts average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 101 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Massachusetts average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 91 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 90 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Massachusetts average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 85 (81 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 85 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Massachusetts average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 89 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 89 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 91 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 89 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 99 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 01970.