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Hampden County, Massachusetts Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 214,251 total crimes reported in Hampden County, Massachusetts (39,082 of them violent). Of the 21,425 crimes that occur a year in Hampden County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hampden County, Massachusetts every 24 minutes. This includes 204 murders, 2,152 rapes, and more than one hundred and twenty-nine thousand thefts (including 26,130 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hampden County, Massachusetts for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hampden County decreased by 37 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 78 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Hampden County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eighteen thousand for Hampden County, Massachusetts in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Hampden County, Massachusetts law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Hampden 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.