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Crime Report for New Salem,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for New Salem, is 4.8 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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New Salem Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


New Salem, has a violent crime rate of 0 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

New Salem 0
MA 494
National 676

New Salem, is in the 5% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 6% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 5% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than New Salem, or said another way, 95% of cities in have crime rates higher than New Salem.


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Crime New Salem MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 0.0 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 0.0 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 0.0 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 0.0 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 100.2 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 0.0 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 100.2 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 0.0 195.5 382.3
Arson 0.0 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.


New Salem, has a property crime rate of 100.2 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

New Salem 100.2
MA 2352.2
National 3727



New Salem Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 1
National Percentile Rank - 2