Dover, MA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime
Updated: 2022-04-07
36
Total Crimes
582.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-75.15%
Below National Average
122 out of 298
In Massachusetts
1,839 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Dover, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Dover is 582.9 per 100,000 people. That's -75.15% lower than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and -57.20% lower than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,362.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Dover SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
1
Affordability
1
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8.5
Amenities
5
Education
10
Commute
4

How Does Dover Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Dover
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 36 582.9 1,362.0 2,346.0
Murder 1 16.2 2.3 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 4 64.8 235.9 279.7
Violent Crime 6 97.2 308.8 387.8
Burglary 6 97.2 149.7 314.2
Larceny 22 356.2 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 2 32.4 99.2 246.0
Property Crime 30 485.8 1,053.2 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Dover

6
Violent Crimes
97.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-74.95%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,029.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Dover each year. That compares to a 1 in 323.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Dover is 97.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -74.95% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -68.54% lower than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 308.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Dover

30
Property Crimes
485.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
-75.19%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 205.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Dover each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Dover is 485.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -75.19% lower than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And -53.88% lower than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,053.2 per 100,000 people.

Dover Crime Compared To Massachusetts Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Dover

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Newton, MA 88,281 534 604.9 550.5 54.4
Brookline, MA 59,057 735 1,244.6 1,137.9 106.7
Arlington, MA 45,582 163 357.6 298.4 59.2
Lexington, MA 33,138 126 380.2 344.0 36.2
Needham, MA 31,586 141 446.4 370.4 76.0
Norwood, MA 29,791 264 886.2 768.7 117.5
Wellesley, MA 28,687 120 418.3 383.4 34.9
Walpole, MA 25,273 243 961.5 827.0 134.5
Dedham, MA 25,217 285 1,130.2 1,102.4 27.8
Winchester, MA 22,827 109 477.5 429.3 48.2
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