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Crime Report for Swampscott,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Swampscott, is 3.3 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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Swampscott Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Swampscott, has a violent crime rate of 100 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

Swampscott 100
MA 494
National 676

Swampscott, is in the 32% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 30% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 32% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Swampscott, or said another way, 68% of cities in have crime rates higher than Swampscott.


  Review crime rate data for Swampscott,

Crime Swampscott MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 100.4 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 14.4 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 14.4 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 71.7 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 1757.5 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 272.6 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 1449.1 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 35.9 195.5 382.3
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.


Swampscott, has a property crime rate of 1757.5 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

Swampscott 1757.5
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Swampscott Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 63
National Percentile Rank - 34