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Home Security in Everett, MA


Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Everett, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Everett.

Population: 42,092
Number of Households 15,298
County: Middlesex
ZIP Codes: 02149

Everett Business and Home Security Facts

The overall rate of crime in Everett is 17 for every one thousand residents in the town which is near average for all the towns and cities in the US. The chance that a person will be the victim of a crime in Everett is one out of 58 (1.7%). In comparison with other communities of all population sizes in the state of Massachusetts, the crime rate in Everett is lower than 23% of the communities in Massachusetts.

When compared with other cities and towns that have a similar population size in the US, the crime rate in Everett is considerably lower than the average, meaning that Everett is safer than most of the communities that have a similar size to it in the US.

In terms of the rate of violent crimes, violent crimes occur in Everett at a rate that is higher than most communities and towns of all population sizes in the US. Specifically, the likelihood that a person will be the victim of a violent crime in Everett is 1 out of 320. Consequently, the rate of exposure to armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder in Everett is 3 for every one thousand residents.

The rate of occurrence of violent crime in Everett is 14 for every one thousand residents. It therefore means that a resident of Everett has a 1.4% chance of becoming a victim of burglary, larceny, grand theft auto, and arson in Everett, which is about the average for all the towns and cities of all population sizes in the US.

History of Everett

Everett was first settled in 1630 and was initially part of Charlestown, and then Malden. In 1870, Everett separated from Malden and became incorporated as a town. Twenty years later, in 1892, the town of Everett became incorporated as a city. The first mayor of the city, Alonzo H. Evans, was also elected in 1892.

The city of Everett was named after Edward Everett. Edward Everett was a popular figure and he served in many capacities. He was a US Representative, US Senator, Minister to Great Britain, 15th Governor of Massachusetts, US Secretary of State, and President of Harvard University.

The first terminal for importing liquefied natural gas in the US was the Everett Marine Terminal in the Island End part of the town and the Distrigas of Massachusetts started using it in 1971.

Interesting Facts About Everett

  • In 2011, the city of Everett changed its city council to a unicameral body making it the last city in the US to have a bicameral legislature.
  • The motto of Everett is City of Pride, Progress, and Possibilities.
  • The percentage of foreign born residents in Everett in 1990 was 11%. However, by 2010, the number of residents of Everett that were born outside the US had increased to 33%.
    Some parts of the Revere Beach Parkway which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is in Everett.
  • The Mystic Generating Station in Everett has since the early 1800s been producing electricity. The station was built by Boston Edison and is currently operated by Exelon.
    The electricity generating capacity of the Mystic Generating Station is the largest of all electrical plants in the state of Massachusetts.
  • The Leavitt Corporation in Everett is a manufacturer of peanut butter and nuts. It was formed by Michael Hintlian in 1924 and has since been manufacturing its trademark Teddie peanut butter.
  • Boston’s Finest, the 2012 ABC TV series was set and produced in Everett.
  • The movie Gone Baby Gone, by Ben Affleck in 2007, was partly filmed and set in Everett.
    Scenes for different movies have been filmed in the old Everett High School. Examples of such movies include That’s My Boy by Adam Sandler, Here Comes the Boom by Kevin James, and Ghostbusters (2016).

Notable Residents

Colonel Barbara Janet Bishop, the Director of Women Marines between January 1964 and August 1969, graduated from Everett High School in 1938. She was also Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief of Allied Forces in Southern Europe.

Matthew Washington Bullock, the American football player and coach, lawyer, administrator and college professor born in September 1881 graduated from Everett High School. He played high school football in Everett and became the first African-American to coach the Everett High School football team and predominantly white high school.

Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first black woman to graduate from a nursing school in the US was buried in Everett. She was born in May 1845 and prospered as a nurse in a predominantly white society, challenging discrimination against black women in the nursing profession.

George Jackson Mead, the American aircraft engineer, most notably known for being one of the founders of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, was born in Everett in December 1891. He served as the president of the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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