Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Mashpee, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Mashpee.
Mashpee Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Mashpee was ranked 66th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 80th in 2012. It was 73rd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 108th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Mashpee
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Mashpee area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (150 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
English colonists originally settled the area around present-day Mashpee during the late 1650s in part thanks to the work of missionary Richard Bourne from the nearby town of Sandwich. By 1763 the area was designated a plantation and 1870 the state of Massachusetts incorporated Mashpee as a town, making it the second-to-last jurisdiction on Cape Cod to make the transition. Today, the town is mostly residential with a population of just over 14,000.
What Mashpee is Known for…
Much of Mashpee’s history is tied to the Wampanoag indigenous peoples who originally inhabited the area. Even the name is taken from a combination of Wampanoag words: “Mass” which means “great” or “greater” and “nippe” which means water, referring to nearby Wakeby Lake, which is larger at one end. For a time in the late 1700s the Wampanoag were given self-government rights on Mashpee land but were eventually absorbed by the municipality. Today, the town stands as the headquarters of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and contains the most federally recognized members.
Listing of Town Favorites
Polar Cave Ice Cream—22 Falmouth Road
Bleu Inc—10 Market Street
Cafe Trevi—25 Market Street
Cupcake Charlie’s—10 Central Square
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Looking for something to do in Mashpee? If you’re curious about history, check out the Old Indian Meeting House or Mashpee One Room Schoolhouse. If you’re a nature lover, be sure to stop by the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, home to everything from New England Cottontail rabbits to red-tailed hawks and bald eagles.
Famous People from Mashpee
Several famous Americans have called Mashpee home. There’s Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, TV personality and chef Rachel Ray and founder of Dunkin’ Donuts William Rosenberg, who passed away in his childhood Mashpee home in 2002.