Friday, January 4, 2013
Statistically speaking, while some areas of crime may be up or down in Peabody year-over-year, the Tanner City generally has either the same or significantly less violent crime (proportionately) than many other cities and larger towns in the Boston area.
The shooting at a Washington Street apartment Thursday night, just over a year after a double homicide over on Aborn Street -- a gunman also riddled a Lowell Street home with bullets in February 2011 -- has many readers talking about what they perceive is an escalated level of crime and violence in Peabody in more recent years. On one hand, people say crime is everywhere now and out of control, while on the other hand, people say Peabody is no different than any other city of its size in the United States, and in fact, may statistically even have less crime. So who's right? The Federal Bureau of Investigation sheds some light on the matter with its annual Crime in the United States report. The FBI compiles crime data for cities and towns …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Here's a look at how both violent crime and property crime broke down proportionately last year in Peabody.
Here's a look at how both violent crime and property crime broke down proportionately last year in Peabody. You can find more information from the Peabody Police Department's 2011 Annual Report here.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Comparison of data both regionally within the Bay State and nationally shows the Tanner City generally has much less crime than other similarly sized communities.
The 2011 Annual Report from the Peabody Police Department, in addition to cataloging and analyzing local statistics, also compares the data at both the regional and national levels. The following regional chart lists several communities Peabody compares itself to in terms of crime. Data: 2010 crimes for regional cities and towns. Crime rates supplied by Mass. State Police C.R.U. Now here's how Peabody stacks up on the national level. Comparison of data both regionally within the Bay State and nationally shows the Tanner City generally has much less crime than other similarly sized communities. Data: 2009 crimes for national cities and towns with population between 46,000 and 52,000. National crime rates were only available for 2009 at the …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Peabody Police Department recently released its annual report for 2011.
If Peabody's stature as one of the most "peaceful" metropolitan areas in the United States was any indication of the relative crime, recent data from the police department shows that it is certainly a safer city than many other similarly sized communities. Note: 2009 crimes for national cities and towns with population between 46,000 and 52,000. National crime rates were only available for 2009 at the time of the report from the Dept. of Justice. Crime overall in the Tanner City continued on a downward trend last year, according to data recently released by the Peabody Police Department. The 2011 Annual Report from Chief Robert Champagne and department analysts shows the total number of criminal offenses decreased .2 percent from 2010 and …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wondering how Peabody fares against other North Shore cities and towns on crime?
Each year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation compiles crime data for cities and towns throughout the country, state-by-state, for its Crime in the United States report. The report only includes data from departments that use national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program guidelines for reporting criminal offenses. Peabody is on the list for Massachusetts and here's how the Tanner City stacked up when compared to other cities and larger towns on the North Shore. City