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Amherst Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Amherst crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Amherst for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Amherst in 2016 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 45.31% and the city property crime rate in Amherst was lower than the national property crime rate average by 75.56%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Amherst was lower than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 42.39% and the city property crime rate in Amherst was lower than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 61.63%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault62
Arson2
Burglary66
Larceny and Theft163
Motor Vehicle Theft11
Murder and Manslaughter1
Rape20
Robbery4
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)274
Property Crime240
Violent Crime87
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault47
Arson3
Burglary4
Larceny and Theft187
Motor Vehicle Theft6
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape24
Robbery5
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)230
Property Crime196
Violent Crime77

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Amherst Property Crime

Amherst Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Amherst Crime 2016

Amherst Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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