Townsend has a population of 9,626. During the past three years, Townsend saw 228 arrests. For 2017, the Townsend's arrest rate totaled 62.33 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 80.31% makes Townsend lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 8 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Townsend also totaled 52 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Ashland and Bedford, Townsend is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Townsend had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Townsend averaged 8 violent crimes and 52 non-violent crimes.
The city of Townsend experienced 93 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 19 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 3, and the aggravated assault total was 71.
It is situated in Middlesex county, Massachusetts with a total number of 15 employees - 1 female, 13 male officers and 1 civilians. Townsend PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MA0094400, it belongs to the New England division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.