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


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

Crime rate in Lawrence, MA

The 2022 crime rate in Lawrence, MA is 176 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 70.3% U.S. cities. The 2022 Lawrence crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Lawrence has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Lawrence, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lawrence:

176.1
Methuen:

79.0
North Andover:

48.0
Andover:

55.5
Haverhill:

157.8
Salem:

101.0
Tewksbury:

131.1
Groveland:

1.2
Dracut:

80.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lawrence by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(12.7)
10
(13.1)
10
(13.0)
2
(2.6)
1
(1.3)
6
(7.7)
5
(6.4)
5
(6.2)
11
(13.6)
5
(6.2)
3
(3.7)
5
(6.3)
6
(7.4)
4
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(21.2)
12
(15.7)
12
(15.6)
25
(32.2)
19
(24.4)
26
(33.3)
26
(33.1)
30
(37.2)
30
(37.1)
29
(35.9)
32
(39.9)
14
(17.5)
18
(22.2)
28
(31.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
175
(247.6)
161
(210.8)
244
(317.5)
223
(287.1)
283
(363.7)
324
(414.5)
210
(267.0)
202
(250.6)
151
(186.7)
71
(88.0)
87
(108.4)
53
(66.3)
43
(53.1)
49
(55.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
304
(430.2)
448
(586.6)
498
(648.1)
535
(688.9)
473
(607.9)
499
(638.4)
450
(572.2)
360
(446.5)
393
(485.8)
395
(489.7)
419
(522.2)
287
(358.8)
293
(361.6)
363
(410.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
566
(800.9)
662
(866.8)
682
(887.5)
536
(690.2)
433
(556.5)
393
(502.8)
334
(424.7)
279
(346.1)
224
(276.9)
129
(159.9)
113
(140.8)
45
(56.3)
62
(76.5)
75
(84.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,173
(1,660)
956
(1,252)
773
(1,006)
743
(956.7)
1,012
(1,301)
871
(1,114)
906
(1,152)
649
(805.0)
759
(938.3)
583
(722.7)
677
(843.7)
463
(578.8)
632
(780.0)
628
(710.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
418
(591.5)
769
(1,007)
1,026
(1,335)
686
(883.3)
828
(1,064)
778
(995.3)
648
(823.9)
581
(720.6)
408
(504.4)
222
(275.2)
164
(204.4)
139
(173.8)
155
(191.3)
96
(108.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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)
6
(7.4)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(6.2)
5
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index372.5410.6472.6412.1428.9453.4375.4320.7307.3227.6236.3159.1172.7176.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 88 registered sex offenders living in Lawrence, Massachusetts as of June 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lawrence is 913 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Lawrence:

273.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Lawrence:

244.4
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Lawrence:

242.5
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Lawrence:

362.6
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lawrence:

337.2
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lawrence:

400.5
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lawrence:

398.2
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lawrence:

465.4
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lawrence:

575.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lawrence:

512.8
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lawrence:

525.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lawrence:

524.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lawrence:

440.6
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lawrence:

385.6
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lawrence:

345.2
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lawrence:

330.9
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lawrence:

417.7
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lawrence:

366.9
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Lawrence:

68.8
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Lawrence:

83.0
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Lawrence:

66.3
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Lawrence:

101.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Lawrence:

109.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lawrence:

178.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lawrence:

217.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lawrence:

266.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lawrence:

305.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lawrence:

335.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lawrence:

318.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lawrence:

428.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lawrence:

387.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lawrence:

331.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lawrence:

322.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lawrence:

238.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lawrence:

261.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lawrence:

279.6
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 185 (162 officers - 142 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 181 (158 officers - 140 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Massachusetts average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 162 (141 officers - 127 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Massachusetts average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 164 (142 officers - 132 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 160 (135 officers - 128 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 147 (129 officers - 122 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Massachusetts average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 146 (127 officers - 121 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 133 (116 officers - 111 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 133 (116 officers - 111 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 133 (117 officers - 112 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 139 (118 officers - 113 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Massachusetts average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 130 (108 officers - 104 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 173 (146 officers - 136 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Massachusetts average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 180 (151 officers - 141 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 179 (151 officers - 141 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 195 (158 officers - 148 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 186 (155 officers - 139 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 180 (153 officers - 145 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 178 (153 officers - 145 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 01840, 01841, 01843.