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


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

Crime rate in Northborough, MA

The 2022 crime rate in Northborough, MA is 7 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 33.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 7.1% U.S. cities. The 2022 Northborough crime rate fell by 68% compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Northborough has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Northborough, MA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Northborough:

7.4
Westborough:

84.8
Shrewsbury:

33.9
Boylston:

29.8
Berlin:

48.3
Marlborough:

166.9
Southborough:

34.6
Hudson:

59.2
Grafton:

22.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Northborough by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
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
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
3
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.3)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
2
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(54.1)
9
(63.6)
14
(98.3)
15
(104.7)
13
(87.4)
17
(114.1)
8
(53.5)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.9)
6
(39.7)
5
(32.8)
5
(31.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(87.9)
24
(169.6)
31
(217.7)
36
(251.2)
39
(262.1)
31
(208.1)
11
(73.6)
21
(139.0)
4
(26.5)
5
(33.1)
12
(79.6)
11
(72.8)
4
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(669.3)
86
(607.6)
97
(681.1)
142
(991.0)
140
(941.0)
114
(765.1)
111
(742.3)
124
(820.7)
148
(979.5)
104
(687.6)
79
(524.0)
48
(317.8)
24
(157.7)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(33.8)
5
(35.3)
3
(21.1)
2
(14.0)
4
(26.9)
9
(60.4)
2
(13.4)
3
(19.9)
3
(19.9)
3
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
7
(46.3)
9
(59.1)
2
(12.7)
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)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index51.953.875.193.287.088.946.649.460.531.441.136.723.47.4

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.




According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Northborough, Massachusetts as of June 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Northborough is 1,060 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Northborough:

15.9
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Northborough:

23.0
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Northborough:

29.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Northborough:

23.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Northborough:

0.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Northborough:

23.2
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Northborough:

9.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Northborough:

26.8
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Northborough:

77.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Northborough:

60.5
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Northborough:

66.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Northborough:

63.2
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Northborough:

35.3
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Northborough:

33.8
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Northborough:

27.2
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Northborough:

9.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Northborough:

3.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Northborough:

16.7
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Northborough:

1.9
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Northborough:

22.0
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Northborough:

37.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Northborough:

42.1
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Northborough:

44.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Northborough:

57.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Northborough:

71.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Northborough:

53.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Northborough:

88.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Northborough:

103.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Northborough:

101.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Northborough:

80.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Northborough:

69.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Northborough:

56.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Northborough:

54.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Northborough:

51.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Northborough:

69.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Northborough:

55.1
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: 29 (21 officers - 21 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Massachusetts average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 28 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Massachusetts average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 29 (22 officers - 22 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (22 officers - 22 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 27 (22 officers - 22 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 27 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Massachusetts average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 25 (18 officers - 18 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 28 (21 officers - 21 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Massachusetts average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 25 (18 officers - 18 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (17 officers - 17 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 27 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Massachusetts average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 27 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 27 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 26 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 26 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 26 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 25 (18 officers - 18 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 25 (19 officers - 19 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 26 (20 officers - 20 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Massachusetts average:

2.56

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

Zip codes: 01532.