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Crime Report for Merrimac,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Merrimac, is 4.4 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Merrimac Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Merrimac, has a violent crime rate of 31 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 494 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Merrimac 31
MA 494
National 676

Merrimac, is in the 14% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 13% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 14% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Merrimac, or said another way, 86% of cities in have crime rates higher than Merrimac.


  Review crime rate data for Merrimac,

Crime Merrimac MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 31.0 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 15.5 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 0.0 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 15.5 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 495.4 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 263.2 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 185.8 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 46.5 195.5 382.3
Arson 31.0 10.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Merrimac, has a property crime rate of 495.4 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2352.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Merrimac 495.4
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Merrimac Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 9
National Percentile Rank - 6