Ipswich, MA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Ipswich is safer than 86% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Massachusetts, only on the order of 28% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Ipswich. If you live in Ipswich, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 217. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Ipswich, and we found that the crime rate in Ipswich is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Ipswich is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ipswich does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ipswich.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ipswich's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Ipswich is one in 741.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Ipswich is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Ipswich than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 306.

Ipswich Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 86% of U.S. Cities

Ipswich Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 741

in Ipswich

1 in 305

in Massachusetts


Population: 14,074
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.57 0.14 0.64


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 306

in Ipswich

1 in 85

in Massachusetts

Ipswich Property CRIMES

Population: 14,074
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 33 7
Rate per 1,000 0.43 2.34 0.50

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Ipswich Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3