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Plymouth County, Massachusetts Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 94,898 total crimes reported in Plymouth County, Massachusetts (11,157 of them violent). Of the 9,490 crimes that occur a year in Plymouth County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plymouth County, Massachusetts every 55 minutes. This includes 91 murders, 869 rapes, and more than sixty-six thousand thefts (including 12,168 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Plymouth County, Massachusetts for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Plymouth County decreased by 67 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 166 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Plymouth County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight thousand for Plymouth County, Massachusetts in 2009.

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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