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Crime Report for Northampton,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Northampton, is 1.5 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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Northampton Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


Northampton, has a violent crime rate of 342 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

Northampton 342
MA 494
National 676

Northampton, is in the 79% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 67% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 79% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Northampton, or said another way, 21% of cities in have crime rates higher than Northampton.


  Review crime rate data for Northampton,

Crime Northampton MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 342.3 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 31.8 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 42.3 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 268.2 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 2868.6 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 504.6 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 2201.8 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 162.3 195.5 382.3
Arson 10.6 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.


Northampton, has a property crime rate of 2868.6 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

Northampton 2868.6
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Northampton Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 86
National Percentile Rank - 60