Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Dartmouth.
Number of Households: 11,692
ZIP Codes: 02714, 02745, 02747, 02748
Dartmouth Business and Home Security Facts
The rate of crime occurrence in Dartmouth is higher than the average across all the communities of all population sizes in the US. Still, at 28 crimes for every one thousand residents in the town, Dartmouth is not among the communities and cities with the highest crime rate in the US.
The probability that a person will be the victim of a violent crime or property crime in Dartmouth is 1 out of 36, making the town not one of the safest communities in the US. The crime rate in Dartmouth is higher than 92% of the other towns and cities in Massachusetts.
In comparison with communities of a similar population size in the US, the crime rate in Dartmouth is slightly higher than average and stands out higher than most of other US communities.
The rate of occurrence of violent crimes in Dartmouth is higher than in most communities of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person will become the victim of a violent crime in Dartmouth is 1 out of 390 which translates to 3 crimes for every one thousand inhabitants. These violent crimes include armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape and murder.
The rate at which property crimes occur in Dartmouth is 25 for every one thousand inhabitants making the town a place where there is an above-national average likelihood of becoming the victim of a property crime. A person has a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny or burglary in Dartmouth.
The area that is now Dartmouth was first settled in 1650 and the town was officially incorporated in 1664. When it was settled, Dartmouth was made up of farmers and seafarers but in the late 1800s, the coastline of the town became a resort area where wealthy members of the New England Society visited.
The name of the town was derived from the English town of Dartmouth, Devon where the Puritans initially planned to depart for America from. The land of Dartmouth was bought with trading goods from the chiefs of the Wampanoag tribe and the elders of the Plymouth Colony.
The reported price of the land, in terms of trading goods, was thirty yards of cloth, fifteen axes, fifteen pairs of shoes, fifteen hoes, one iron pot, ten shillings’ worth of assorted goods and eight moose skins. The Religious Society of Friends (also called Quakers) made the purchase.
Till date, Quaker meeting houses are still in Dartmouth and examples include the Smith Neck Meeting House, the Apponagansett Meeting House, the Allens Neck Meeting House etc.
The borders of Dartmouth town were originally set by King Philip and included the land of towns such as Westport, Acushnet, New Bedford and Fairhaven. Westport and New Bedford separated in 1789 and became incorporated as towns themselves.
Naseer H. Aruri, the American scholar, activist and expert of US foreign policy, particularly on the Middle East served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth between 1965 and 1998.
Henry Howland Crapo, the 14th Governor of Michigan at the end of the American Civil, was born in Dartmouth in May 1804.
Peter Joseph Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for US Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. He was also the director of the White House Photography. He grew up in Dartmouth.
The first female recipient of the Soldier’s Medal, Lieutenant Edith Ellen Greenwood, was born in Dartmouth in 1920. She served with the US Army Nurse Corps and received the award for saving fifteen patients.
Lewis Lee Millet Sr., the US Army officer that received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War, grew up in Dartmouth.