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Franklin County, Massachusetts Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Franklin County, Massachusetts. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Franklin County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Franklin County, Massachusetts, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,877 total crimes reported in Franklin County, Massachusetts (1,370 of them violent). Of the 1,088 crimes that happen every year in Franklin County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Franklin County, Massachusetts every 8 hours. This includes 13 murders, 185 rapes, and almost six thousand thefts (including 620 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Franklin County, Massachusetts for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Franklin County has grown by 38%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 18%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Franklin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Franklin County, Massachusetts in 2009.

Crime Trends in Franklin County, Massachusetts (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Franklin County, Massachusetts (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Franklin County, Massachusetts law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Franklin County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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