Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Beverly, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Beverly.
Number of Households: 15,704
ZIP Codes: 01915, 01944, 01965
Beverly Business and Home Security Facts
The crime rate in Beverly (violent and property crime) is 10 for every one thousand residents, making Beverly have a crime rate that is among the lower rates for communities of all sizes in the US. It is lower than in 69% of the communities in the US. The chance that a person will be the victim of a crime in Beverly is one out of 104.
When Beverly is compared with other communities in the state of Massachusetts, the rate of occurrence of crime is lower than more than half (almost 52%) of the other cities and communities. As a result, Beverly is rated one of the 100 top safest cities in the US. In relation to other communities in the US with a similar population size, the rate of Beverly is considerably lower than the average.
The rate of violent crime in Beverly is 2 for every one thousand residents in the town, which is roughly average for all the communities of all population sizes in the US. These violent crimes include armed robbery, aggravated assault, murder, non-statutory rape and non-negligent manslaughter. The chance that a person will be the victim of a violent crime is one out of 636 (0.16%) in Beverly.
In terms of property crimes, the rate of occurrence of property crimes in Beverly is below the average for all the towns and cities in the US. As a result, a person is less likely to be a victim of any property crime such as arson, larceny, motor vehicle theft or burglary in Beverly than in most towns or communities in the US. The probability of that happening is 0.8% (1 out of 125).
The area that is now Beverly was first settled in 1626 by Europeans such as Roger Conant. The area was initially part of Salem and the Naumkeag Territory. Some years after it was settled, religious differences arose with John Endecott, the governor of Massachusetts Bay and this led to the official incorporation of the Beverly town in 1668.
After incorporation, the town was named Beverley, after Beverley town in Yorkshire, England.
In 1775, the first ship that was commissioned for the US military, named the Hannah, first sailed from Beverly Harbor. Before the end of the 18th century, industrialization found footing in Beverly as a large cotton mill was built in Beverly in 1787.
In 1902, about half a kilometer of factory buildings were built in Beverly by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation using reinforced concrete. The companies closed in 1987 and in 1996, the buildings were bought by Cummings Properties and developed into medical offices and hi-tech companies.
The John Balch House in Beverly is a building that dates back to the early history of the town, as far back as 1679. It is one of the oldest wooden-frame houses in the US and is now one of the museums in Beverly, open seasonally to tourists and residents.
Beverly refers to itself as the Birthplace of the American Navy because the first US military ship, Hannah, sailed from its harbor in September 1775. The police department of the city has the Hannah on their patch.
The first cotton mill in the US was built in Beverly in 1787 and it was also the largest cotton mill of its time.
One of the first Sunday schools in the US was built in Beverly in 1810. The institution (usually Christian) provided educational services to children and young people who worked on weekdays.
The stretch of buildings by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation in 1902 is one of the early landmark examples of the use of reinforced concrete constructions in the US and it was devised by Ernest L. Ransome.
The Landmark School, a school known all over the world for its provision of education to students with learning disabilities, is located in Beverly.
There is a former Nike missile site in Beverly which operated between March 1957 and August 1959. Both the US Army and US National Guard have used the missile site. The site is now a storage site.
Parkers Brothers, the makers of Monopoly and some other games, have offices in Beverly.
William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the US and 10th Chief Justice of the US, was the only person to have held both offices. He rented a house in Beverly in the early 20th century for the summer White House.
Corporal Joseph Vittori, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Korean War, was born in Beverly in August 1929. He was killed in action during the war at 22 years of age.
Nick Caner-Medley, the American-Azerbaijani professional basketball player, was born in Beverly in October 1983. He plays for Estudiantes of the Liga ACB.