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Crime Report for Taunton,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Taunton, is 1.1 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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Taunton Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Taunton, has a violent crime rate of 547 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

Taunton 547
MA 494
National 676

Taunton, is in the 91% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 81% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 91% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Taunton, or said another way, 9% of cities in have crime rates higher than Taunton.


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Crime Taunton MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 547.1 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 10.8 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 17.9 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 91.5 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 426.9 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 2272.9 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 974.1 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 1123.0 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 175.8 195.5 382.3
Arson 21.5 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.


Taunton, has a property crime rate of 2272.9 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

Taunton 2272.9
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Taunton Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 75
National Percentile Rank - 47