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Amherst Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Amherst crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Amherst for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Amherst in 2019 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 34.12% and the city property crime rate in Amherst was lower than the national property crime rate average by 79.3%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Amherst was lower than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 23.69% and the city property crime rate in Amherst was lower than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 62.97%.

Property and Violent Crime
Amherst Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Amherst Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Amherst Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault69
Arson2
Burglary55
Larceny and Theft103
Motor Vehicle Theft15
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape28
Robbery2
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)207
Property Crime173
Violent Crime99
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault81
Arson3
Burglary0
Larceny and Theft98
Motor Vehicle Theft6
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape26
Robbery3
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)111
Property Crime77
Violent Crime110

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Amherst Property Crime

Amherst Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Amherst Crime 2019

Amherst Crime 2021

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Amherst Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Amherst Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Amherst, Massachusetts crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Amherst crime report data for 2021 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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