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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 98,030 total crimes reported in Norfolk County, Massachusetts (9,891 of them violent). Of the 9,803 crimes that happen every year in Norfolk County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Norfolk County, Massachusetts every 53 minutes. This includes 43 murders, 754 rapes, and greater than seventy-one thousand thefts (including 7,632 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Norfolk County, Massachusetts for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Norfolk County has grown by 21%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 30%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Norfolk County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than ten thousand for Norfolk County, Massachusetts in 2009.

Crime Trends in Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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

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