FBI Releases Crime Stats for Massachusetts Towns

Here are the crime statistics for Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk, according to the FBI.


In the latest FBI statistics, Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk recorded zero or in the single digits in several categories for 2010 and 2011.

Property crime has increased slighty in Wrentham and Norfolk in the two years, but has gone down in Plainville, according to the FBI statistics.

Wrentham went down in larceny theft from 2010 to 2011.

Population: 11,022 to 11,166

Violent crime: 4 to 5

Murder: 0 to 0

Forceable rape: 0 to 0

Aggravated assault: 11 to 0

Property crime: 200 to 205

Burglary: 9 to 48

Larceny theft: 191 to 173

Motor vehicle: 0 to 4

Arson 0 to 0

Norfolk showed slight increases in four categories from 2010 to 2011:

Population: 11,136 to 11,295

Violent crime: 1 to 1

Forceable rape: 0 to 0

Robbery: 0 to 0

Aggravated assault: 1 to 1

Property crime: 69 to 80

Burglary: 28 to 29

Larceny theft: 40 to 45

Motor vehicle theft: 1 to 3

Arson: 0 to 0

Slowing a drop in propery crime, here's the Plainville breakdown from 2010 to 2011:

Population: 8,314 to 8,721

Violent crimes: 11 to 9

Murder: 0 to 0

Forceable rape: 1 to 1

Robbery: 1 to 2

Aggravated assault: 9 to 6

Property crime: 170 to 105

Burglary: 28 to 34

Larceny theft: 137 to 68

Motor vehicle: 5 to 3

Arson: 1 to 0

The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report includes information submitted by local law enforcement agencies. The information is compiled and released to the public in the fall of the year that follows the reported year. 

Violent crimes include murder and non-negligent manslaughter (willful, non-negligent killing of one human being by another, according to the FBI's website), forcible rape (including attempts and "assaults to commit rape"), robbery and aggravated assault.

A list of the reported crimes in each Massachusetts city and town in 2011 can be found here. The 2010 statistics can be found here. The FBI advises against comparing cities and towns to create rankings. The reasoning is explained here.

Nationwide, the number of reported violent crimes is down for the fifth-straight year. The number of reported property crimes is down for the ninth year in a row. Go here for more information on the nationwide statistics.

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