snapshot: accidents per 1,000 residents, 2007-2011

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Sept. 26, 2013
The map and chart show how many vehicle accidents occurred per 1,000 residents between 2007 and 2011. The Department of Transportation, which supplied the data, notes that some communities underreport the number of accidents in their towns. Towns with busy highways also may have higher numbers.
CommunityCrashes per 1,000 residents between 2007 and 2011RankTotal crashes 2007-2011
ABINGTON144.2332,305
ACTON68.12311,493
ACUSHNET57.3264590
ADAMS55.5272471
AGAWAM98.71242,807
ALFORD48.629524
AMESBURY91.41461,489
AMHERST36.63231,385
ANDOVER118.7813,941
AQUINNAH64.323920
ARLINGTON60.32522,582
ASHBURNHAM68.9228419
ASHBY60.8251187
ASHFIELD43.831276
ASHLAND76.72011,272
ATHOL78.1194905
ATTLEBORO121.9735,312
AUBURN187.7143,038
AVON219.96958
AYER78.6192584
BARNSTABLE46.33022,091
BARRE68.5229370
BECKET208.58371
BEDFORD104.71141,395
BELCHERTOWN78.61921,152
BELLINGHAM145.4312,374
BELMONT71.92191,777
BERKLEY73.3213470
BERLIN196.112562
BERNARDSTON114.195243
BEVERLY84.51723,337
BILLERICA76.52033,078
BLACKSTONE67.7232611
BLANDFORD285.52352
BOLTON173.215848
BOSTON45.330527,998
BOURNE134482,648
BOXBOROUGH43.6313218
BOXFORD61.6246491
BOYLSTON77.8195339
BRAINTREE112.21014,009
BREWSTER69226678
BRIDGEWATER90.81502,411
BRIMFIELD90.6152327
BROCKTON124.66911,686
BROOKFIELD49.3293167
BROOKLINE393192,288
BUCKLAND25.833849
BURLINGTON142.3343,487
CAMBRIDGE91.91439,669
CANTON125.6662,709
CARLISLE56.7266275
CARVER69226794
CHARLEMONT63.224380
CHARLTON159.3212,068
CHATHAM72.7216445
CHELMSFORD97.71283,301
CHELSEA129594,537
CHESHIRE94.6137306
CHESTER54.627673
CHESTERFIELD35.232443
CHICOPEE135.2467,479
CHILMARK39.331834
CLARKSBURG1734529
CLINTON28.2336384
COHASSET83.3177628
COLRAIN68.2230114
CONCORD115.6892,043
CONWAY2933355
CUMMINGTON29.833126
DALTON88.5159598
DANVERS132.1533,499
DARTMOUTH98.91223,365
DEDHAM104.71142,589
DEERFIELD12862656
DENNIS160202,273
DIGHTON44.5308315
DOUGLAS71.5222606
DOVER81.1182453
DRACUT72.72162,141
DUDLEY71.6221815
DUNSTABLE74.2210236
DUXBURY57265858
EAST BRIDGEWATER97.41291,344
EAST BROOKFIELD89.8155196
EASTHAM128.760638
EASTHAMPTON55.9269897
EAST LONGMEADOW138.8392,182
EASTON84.81711,959
EDGARTOWN33.9325138
EGREMONT96.3131118
ERVING98.3126177
ESSEX58.8258206
EVERETT54.32792,262
FAIRHAVEN151.5282,405
FALL RIVER194.81317,313
FALMOUTH113.4973,576
FITCHBURG127.2645,128
FLORIDA85.117064
FOXBOROUGH116.6851,966
FRAMINGHAM132.9519,082
FRANKLIN61.82451,954
FREETOWN125.6661,114
GARDNER149.7293,029
GEORGETOWN64.3239526
GILL55.327383
GLOUCESTER32.3327931
GOSHEN71.222375
GOSNOLD03510
GRAFTON53.6282952
GRANBY11399705
GRANVILLE57.526390
GREAT BARRINGTON136.844972
GREENFIELD107.41121,875
GROTON75.9206808
GROVELAND23.2340150
HADLEY295.611,552
HALIFAX55.6270418
HAMILTON43316334
HAMPDEN50.4289259
HANCOCK138.14099
HANOVER109.41091,519
HANSON77.1198787
HARDWICK46.2303138
HARVARD110.1106718
HARWICH881611,077
HATFIELD52.5285172
HAVERHILL137.6418,376
HAWLEY83.117828
HEATH28.333520
HINGHAM114.9922,545
HINSDALE16.734634
HOLBROOK93.31391,007
HOLDEN64.62361,120
HOLLAND16.134740
HOLLISTON87.81631,190
HOLYOKE212.178,457
HOPEDALE44.3310262
HOPKINTON128.4611,917
HUBBARDSTON19.634486
HUDSON98.51251,877
HULL48.4298498
HUNTINGTON43.131494
IPSWICH58.8258775
KINGSTON72.8215919
LAKEVILLE78.9190836
LANCASTER124.5701,003
LANESBOROUGH54.4278168
LAWRENCE83.81756,404
LEE58.9257350
LEICESTER114.5941,256
LENOX141.135709
LEOMINSTER120.5774,912
LEVERETT48.130089
LEXINGTON109.71073,444
LEYDEN3832127
LINCOLN109.6108697
LITTLETON121.5741,084
LONGMEADOW73.72111,163
LOWELL154.62616,465
LUDLOW107.71112,272
LUNENBURG91.3147921
LYNN136.94312,368
LYNNFIELD101.41191,176
MALDEN612503,625
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA48.5297249
MANSFIELD104.41162,421
MARBLEHEAD53.62821,061
MARION115.590567
MARLBOROUGH140375,390
MARSHFIELD76.72011,927
MASHPEE64.5238903
MATTAPOISETT80.2188485
MAYNARD51.9287525
MEDFIELD72218866
MEDFORD95.61345,369
MEDWAY56.4267719
MELROSE59.72551,611
MENDON156.522914
MERRIMAC56.2268356
METHUEN137.3426,487
MIDDLEBOROUGH161.1173,725
MIDDLEFIELD28.833415
MIDDLETON91.9143826
MILFORD133.5493,739
MILLBURY113.5961,505
MILLIS47301371
MILLVILLE44.5308142
MILTON120.7763,260
MONROE49.62926
MONSON50.2290430
MONTAGUE66.6234562
MONTEREY6.23506
MONTGOMERY78.819166
MOUNT WASHINGTON53.92819
NAHANT20.234369
NANTUCKET52.1286530
NATICK145.3324,796
NEEDHAM90.81502,623
NEW ASHFORD131.65430
NEW BEDFORD120.47811,449
NEW BRAINTREE77.119877
NEWBURY44.9306299
NEWBURYPORT73.22141,275
NEW MARLBOROUGH51.728878
NEW SALEM73.721173
NEWTON103.61178,825
NORFOLK44.3310497
NORTH ADAMS130.1581,784
NORTHAMPTON113.3983,235
NORTH ANDOVER82.91792,350
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH88.41602,539
NORTHBOROUGH116.4861,648
NORTHBRIDGE61.4248964
NORTH BROOKFIELD60.3252282
NORTHFIELD63.7242193
NORTH READING58.5261871
NORTON76.52031,455
NORWELL108.81101,143
NORWOOD95.11352,719
OAK BLUFFS61.6246279
OAKHAM13.134925
ORANGE55.2274433
ORLEANS110.7103652
OTIS84.4174136
OXFORD127.9631,753
PALMER160.5191,949
PAXTON65.3235314
PEABODY871664,457
PELHAM43.131457
PEMBROKE93.51381,667
PEPPERELL87.41651,005
PERU33.132628
PETERSHAM48.629560
PHILLIPSTON93.3139157
PITTSFIELD123.9725,545
PLAINFIELD55.627036
PLAINVILLE92.8142767
PLYMOUTH85.31684,819
PLYMPTON76.2205215
PRINCETON58.6260200
PROVINCETOWN48.9294144
QUINCY110.210510,170
RANDOLPH113993,629
RAYNHAM196.4112,629
READING90.11532,229
REHOBOTH1031181,196
REVERE74.42093,849
RICHMOND92.9141137
ROCHESTER77.8195407
ROCKLAND81.71801,429
ROCKPORT29.6332206
ROWE30.532912
ROWLEY74.6207437
ROYALSTON15.934820
RUSSELL110.4104196
RUTLAND54.7275436
SALEM120.9754,997
SALISBURY125.4681,039
SANDISFIELD66.723361
SANDWICH80.31871,660
SAUGUS118.5823,155
SAVOY9114863
SCITUATE21.6342392
SEEKONK227.253,118
SHARON86.31671,520
SHEFFIELD27.933791
SHELBURNE63.9241121
SHERBORN160.718662
SHIRLEY38.6320278
SHREWSBURY98.91223,520
SHUTESBURY54.228096
SOMERSET131.2552,384
SOMERVILLE69.22255,245
SOUTHAMPTON44.9306260
SOUTHBOROUGH125.7651,228
SOUTHBRIDGE124.4712,080
SOUTH HADLEY76.92001,347
SOUTHWICK96.2132914
SPENCER110.91021,296
SPRINGFIELD48.32997,390
STERLING83.5176652
STOCKBRIDGE204.99399
STONEHAM98.11272,104
STOUGHTON132.5523,572
STOW64.6236426
STURBRIDGE231.142,142
SUDBURY85.31681,507
SUNDERLAND54.6276201
SUTTON87.8163787
SWAMPSCOTT70.5224972
SWANSEA156.4232,481
TAUNTON116.4866,504
TEMPLETON74.5208597
TEWKSBURY115.2913,337
TISBURY77.5197306
TOLLAND24.733912
TOPSFIELD80.9185492
TOWNSEND87.9162785
TRURO117.883236
TYNGSBOROUGH114.8931,296
TYRINGHAM91.714530
UPTON88.8158670
UXBRIDGE901541,211
WAKEFIELD602541,496
WALES22.334141
WALPOLE911482,190
WALTHAM117847,093
WARE99.2121979
WAREHAM131.1562,861
WARREN81.4181418
WARWICK71.822056
WASHINGTON1198064
WATERTOWN62.92442,007
WAYLAND811841,053
WEBSTER81.11821,359
WELLESLEY154.3274,319
WELLFLEET146.230402
WENDELL40.131734
WENHAM79.8189389
WESTBOROUGH130.8572,390
WEST BOYLSTON84.5172648
WEST BRIDGEWATER196.6101,360
WEST BROOKFIELD31.3328116
WESTFIELD96.21323,955
WESTFORD100.51202,206
WESTHAMPTON53.528486
WESTMINSTER134.847981
WEST NEWBURY61.4248260
WESTON232.332,616
WESTPORT89.11571,384
WEST SPRINGFIELD80.41862,283
WEST STOCKBRIDGE89.6156117
WEST TISBURY46304126
WESTWOOD155252,266
WEYMOUTH135.3457,272
WHATELY155.124232
WHITMAN951361,377
WILBRAHAM115.7881,645
WILLIAMSBURG119.379296
WILLIAMSTOWN58262450
WILMINGTON133.3502,975
WINCHENDON50.1291516
WINCHESTER592561,260
WINDSOR105.711395
WINTHROP37.4322654
WOBURN166.1166,333
WORCESTER140.23625,375
WORTHINGTON30.333035
WRENTHAM139.2381,525
YARMOUTH97.41292,318
SOURCE: Department of Transportation. (Crashes may be underreported in some communities.)