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Crime Report for Scituate,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Scituate, is 3.5 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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Scituate Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Scituate, has a violent crime rate of 106 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

Scituate 106
MA 494
National 676

Scituate, is in the 34% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 31% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 34% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Scituate, or said another way, 66% of cities in have crime rates higher than Scituate.


  Review crime rate data for Scituate,

Crime Scituate MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 106.3 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 11.2 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 5.6 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 89.5 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 1096.3 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 257.3 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 783.0 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 55.9 195.5 382.3
Arson 11.2 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.


Scituate, has a property crime rate of 1096.3 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

Scituate 1096.3
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Scituate Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 34
National Percentile Rank - 18