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Home Security in Framingham, MA


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

Population: 69,288
Number of Households 26,501
County: Middlesex
ZIP Codes: 01701, 01702, 01703, 01704, 01705

Framingham Business and Home Security Facts

The overall crime rate in Framingham is 15 for very one thousand residents which makes the crime rate in the town close to the average rate for all the cities and towns of all sizes in the US. The chance that a person in the town will be the victim of a crime is 1 out of 66. When this is compared with other communities in the state of Massachusetts, it shows that the crime rate in Framingham is lower than 29% of the state’s communities.

In comparison with other communities of similar size in the US, the rate of crime in Framingham is noticeably lower than the average, meaning that Framingham is actually safer than most comparably sized cities in the US.

The rate of occurrence of violent crime in Framingham is higher than in majority of the communities and cities of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person will be the victim of a violent crime such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder in Framingham is 1 out of 336, which is equivalent to 3 for every one thousand residents (0.3%).

The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Framingham is 12 for every one thousand residents. It therefore means that the chance that a person will be the victim of burglary grand theft auto or arson in the town is about average for all the towns and cities of all population sizes in the US.

History of Framingham

Framingham, situated on the ancient trail called Old Connecticut Path, was first settled in 1647. The first settler was a European (John Stone) and he settled on the Sudbury River west bank. The Nobscot Hill area of the town was occupied by Tantamous, the Native American leader before King Philip’s War in 1676. The town of Framingham was incorporated in 1700.

The town of Framingham participated in the Battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775 by sending out military personnel of about 130 men to fight in the battle. One of the men was injured in the battle.

Before the American Civil War (1861-1865), members of the abolitionist movement used to gather annually in Framingham. At their meeting in 1854, copies of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 were burnt and present at that meeting were William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, William Cooper Nell, Lucy Stone, Wendell Phillips and Henry David Thoreau.

The Dennison Manufacturing Company was founded in Framingham in 1844. The company produced jewelry and watch box and was started by Aaron Lufkin Dennison. The company expanded into industrial complexes and was merged into Avery Dennison in 1990.

The railroads came to Framingham in the 1880s and Framingham celebrated its Tercentennial in 2000 and became a city on 1st January 2018.

Interesting Facts About Framingham

  • Framingham was named after Framlingham town in Suffolk County, England.
  • Framingham used to be known as Framlingham, but the “L” was dropped from the town’s name for reasons unknown.
  • The first church in Framingham was organized in 1701. In 1706, the first teacher in Framingham was hired, while the first permanent schoolhouse in the town was built ten years later.
  • Between 1854 and 1865, on every Independence Day, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society held a meeting in a place that used to be called Harmony Grove, but is now downtown Framingham.
  • The population of Framingham increased greatly after World War II and many houses were built. Most of the houses were ranch-style and split-level houses.
  • The town is well known for the Framingham Heart Study that has been ongoing since 1948 and has more than 5,200 adult subjects. Much of the knowledge about heart disease comes from the Framingham Heart Study. Moreover, the effects of exercise, diet, and medications on the heart were also revealed by the study.
  • There are several civic facilities and athletic fields in the town of Framingham, located in public parks and schools. Majority of the recreational facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the New Deal between 1933 and 1936.

Notable Residents

Crispus Attucks, the American dock worker born in Framingham in 1723, was the first person to be killed in the Boston massacre. As a result, he was the first American that was killed in the American Revolution.

Mary Beth Cahill, the American political figure who was the manager of Senator John Kerry’s US Presidential campaign, was raised in Framingham.

Yvonne M. Spicer, the first African-American woman to be elected into office as Mayor of Massachusetts was born in Framingham in 1962. She was inaugurated on 1st January, 2018.

Katherine Beth Nolan, the popular American sports personality, television host on ESPN, and comedian, graduated from Framingham High School in 2005. She was formerly the host on the Fox Sports’ weekly show that won a Sports Emmy Award in 2016.

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