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Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Weymouth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Weymouth.
Number of Households: 22,526
ZIP Codes: 02043, 02188, 02189, 02190, 02191
Weymouth Business and Home Security Facts
The overall crime rate in Weymouth is 12 for every one thousand residents, making the town have a near-average crime rate for all the towns and cities of all population sizes in the US. The chance that a person in Weymouth will be the victim of a crime is one out of 81, which when compared with other communities in Massachusetts gives a crime rate lower than about 38% of the communities in the state.
In comparison with other communities and cities in the US with a similar size with Weymouth, the rate of crime in Weymouth is among the lowest in the country. This makes Weymouth one of the safest places to live in the US when comparing cities of similar sizes with Weymouth.
The rate of occurrence of violent crime in Weymouth is higher than is found in many communities of all population sizes in the US. The likelihood that a person who lives in Weymouth will be the victim of a violent crime such as armed robbery, rape, aggravated assault or murder is 1 out of 346, which roughly equates to a rate of 3 for every one thousand residents (0.3%).
The rate of occurrence of property crimes in Weymouth is below the average for all the cities and towns in the US, meaning that a person is less likely to be the victim of a property crime such as arson, larceny, motor vehicle theft or burglary in Weymouth than they would in many communities in the US. The chance that such a person will become a victim is one out of 105 (1%).
The town of Weymouth dates back to the early 17th century when it was settled and known as Wessagusset in 1622. The town was incorporated and the name of the town was changed to Weymouth in 1635. In the same year, one hundred settlers arrived in the town from Weymouth, England and the early settlers in the town were engaged in farming and fishing activities.
The population of the town gradually increased and by the American Revolution, there were roughly 1,400 inhabitants of Weymouth living in simple wooden houses. Industrialization followed the American Revolution in Weymouth and the discovery of bog iron in the town in 1837 led to the establishment of a local factory called the Weymouth Iron Works Company.
As a result of the industrialization, the residents focused less on agricultural and fishing activities and concentrated on trade and manufacturing. Railroads and local banks soon followed in the mid-1800s and residents grew to more than 6,000. Shoe manufacturing also found footing in Weymouth and the town was well known for its shoemaking industries. The shoemaking supported the town through the second World war until the late 1900s.
Weymouth is the second oldest township in Massachusetts. The original town hall in Weymouth was destroyed in a fire in 1914 and was replaced with another town hall in 1928. The new town hall was a replica of the old Massachusetts State House built in 1713.
Abigail Adams, the wife of President John Adams, the first Vice President and second President of the US, was born in a house in Weymouth. Abigail Adams was the mother of President John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the US. Abigail’s birthplace is a museum in Weymouth.
In 1996, a portion of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station was closed under the Base Realignment and Closure Act. The station was located in Weymouth.
The Weymouth Back River in Weymouth formed about 12,000 years ago from the melting of glaciers and is a great place for canoeing and kayaking within the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Bicycling and hiking activities are also commonly done around the Beck River.
The form of government in Weymouth was continuous Town Meeting for a record 365 years from its incorporation in 1635 till it voted to change it in 2000.
The current serving 24th Chief of Chaplains of the US Army, Paul K. Hurley, was born in Weymouth in October 1961. He is a recipient of more than 20 national and international awards and decorations.
Tobin Bell, the American actor best known for his role as Jigsaw in the eight movies of the Saw franchise was raised in Weymouth. He won several awards for his role in the Saw movies.
Michael J. Connor, the retired US Navy Vice Admiral and commander of the US submarine forces between 2012 and 2015 was raised in Weymouth. He received awards such as Distinguished Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
William Cranch, the former US Supreme Court judge was born in Weymouth in July 1769.