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Crime Report for Shrewsbury,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Shrewsbury, is 4.2 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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Shrewsbury Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



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


Shrewsbury, has a violent crime rate of 21 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

Shrewsbury 21
MA 494
National 676

Shrewsbury, is in the 9% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 12% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 9% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Shrewsbury, or said another way, 91% of cities in have crime rates higher than Shrewsbury.


  Review crime rate data for Shrewsbury,

Crime Shrewsbury MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 20.8 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 0.0 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 3.0 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 17.8 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 1302.4 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 314.5 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 931.6 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 56.4 195.5 382.3
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.


Shrewsbury, has a property crime rate of 1302.4 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

Shrewsbury 1302.4
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Shrewsbury Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 42
National Percentile Rank - 23