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Home Security in Quincy, MA


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

Population: 92,595
Number of Households 39,778
County: Norfolk
ZIP Codes: 02122, 02169, 02170, 02171, 02186, 02191, 02368

Quincy Business and Home Security Facts

The crime rate in Quincy is significantly higher than the average rate across all the communities of all sizes in the US. The crimes (violent or property crimes) occur at a rate of 21 for every one thousand residents. Still, the town is not one of the communities with the highest crime rates in the US.

The chance that a person will become the victim of a violent crime or property crime in Quincy is 1 out of 49 which is higher than 84% of the cities and towns of all sizes in Massachusetts. When compared with other communities of a similar size in the US, the rate of crime is lower than the average, meaning the town is safer than many comparably sized communities in the US.

The rate at which violent crimes occur in Quincy is higher than many communities of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person will be the victim of a violent crime in Quincy is 1 out of 229. This means that armed robbery, aggravated assault, murder or rape occurs at a rate of 4 for every one thousand residents (0.4%).

The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Quincy is 16 for every one thousand residents, making Quincy a town where there is an above-national average of being a victim of a property crime when all population sizes are considered. The likelihood that a person will be the victim of motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny or burglary in Quincy is one out of 62.

History of Quincy

The place that is now Quincy was first settled in 1625. The area was initially part of Dorchester and Boston for a short time before it became the north precinct of Braintree in 1640. More than a century later in 1792, Quincy separated from Braintree and the town was given its name in honor of Colonel John Quincy who was the maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams. Quincy was incorporated as a city in 1888 after the American Revolution.

Urbanization and industrialization in Quincy were quite pronounced and enhanced by the opening of the Old Colony Railroad in the town 1845. As a result of the railroad, the town became accessible to Boston and Charlestown.

For more than 100 years, the town had a thriving granite industry. In 1826, the Granite Railway was constructed to convey the granite from a quarry in Quincy to Neponset River in Milton, making Quincy a famous stonecutting town in the US. The first land company in the town, name Bellevue Land Co., was organized in northern Quincy in 1870.

In addition, shipbuilding activities took place in the town in the 1880s at the Fore River Shipyard. The sailing ships were, for many years, built in Quincy, and one of them was the Thomas W. Lawson seven-masted schooner.

Interesting Facts About Quincy

  • Quincy is nicknamed the “City of Presidents” because the town is the birthplace of two US Presidents (John Adams and John Quincy Adams) as well as the President of the Continental Congress and first signer of the US Declaration of Independence (John Hancock).
  • The town of Quincy was the site of the first commercial railroad in the US, the Granite Railway.
  • The first iron furnace in the US was situated in Quincy from 1644 to 1653. The furnace was named John Winthrop Jr. Iron Furnace Site.
  • The Fore River area in Quincy where many US warships were built was founded by Thomas A. Watson, the assistant to Alexander Graham Bell who developed the telephone. Some of the warships built at the Fore River Shipyard include the USS Lexington, USS Massachusetts, USS Nevada and USS Salem. The USS Salem is the world’s last all-gun heavy warship and is preserved at Fore River till date as a main exhibit.
  • The longest running Flag Day parade in the US is done in Quincy. The parade was started by Richard Koch in 1952 and has since been done annually.
  • Thanks to Dennison Field, Quincy was an aviation pioneer. The field was one of the first airports in the world. It was partly developed by Amelia Earhart. The field was also the location of the second air show in the US, the Harvard Aero Meet, in 1910.

Notable Residents

Peter Chardon Adams, the popular historian, critic of capitalism and political scientist, was born in Quincy in June 1848.

John F. Keenan, the member of Massachusetts State Senate for the Plymouth and Norfolk district, was raised in Quincy and resides in the town.

Sherilyn S. McCoy, the business executive and scientist who was the CEO of Avon Products and former vice chair of Johnson & Johnson, was born in Quincy in 1959.

David Morison Murray, the famous journalist and English professor that was a writing coach for various national newspapers, grew up in Quincy. He won the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

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