Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Wilmington, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Wilmington.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Wilmington was ranked 164th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 161st in 2012. However, it was 148th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 187th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Wilmington area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Wilmington was first settled as part of Woburn in the mid seventeenth century. Less than 100 years later in 1730, it became incorporated as Wilmington, after seceding from Woburn and also from parcels of land in Billerica and Reading. Throughout its history, Wilmington was known for its important role in the transportation of goods from the rural towns of Middlesex County, to the bustling cities of Boston and Lowell. The formation of the Middlesex Canal came in 1803 and it ran through Wilmington allowing for increased trade throughout the area. The main goods that were shipped along the canal were cotton and hops. Today the town of over 22,000 residents has a mix of both business and residential areas.
The two major attractions to Wilmington are the Ristuccia Ice Arena and Silver Lake. The Ristuccia Arena is home to the Boston Bruins practice facilities along with other local teams. Many locals will come to the arena throughout the week to watch the Bruins practice and check out the upcoming talent. Also in town is Silver Lake, a nearly thirty acre pond frequented by residents year round. In the summer months residents come to enjoy the small beach and swim in the lake, however, as the winter hits, and the pond ices over, residents come to skate and play hockey while others will go ice fishing.
Phillis Wheatley is best known as the second African- American and first African- American female to have their poetry published in America. Born in West Africa, Wheatley was brought over from Africa and sold into slavery at age seven to a wealthy Boston businessman John Wheatley. She received unprecedented support from the Wheatley who provided her with an outstanding education after realizing her knack for poetry. She would go on to become one of the most important and inspiring African- American’s in this country, and was regarded as ” The most famous African on the face of the earth” by Voltaire.
Mike Esposito is best known for his career in football which began in Wilmington. Widely regarded as the best athlete to ever come out of Wilmington, Esposito began playing football in high school, playing for Wilmington High School. After setting school record he would later attend Boston College where he became a star football player, and even played in the East-West Shrine Game, the annual All-Star game held for College Football athletes. He was later drafted in the seventh round of the 1975 NFL Draft with the 159th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons, eventually becoming a Special Teams Captain.
Gen. Henry Harnden was born and raised in Wilmington before he would settle in Wisconsin after his teen years. After moving to Wisconsin he enlisted in the military and first saw battle in the Mexican-American War. After the War had ended he returned to Wisconsin, where he remained until the start of the Civil war. He entered the War ranking as a Private and ended up ranking as a Colonel. His greatest accomplishment while in the Army was tracking and capturing the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis.
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Wilmington, MA, United States
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Technical Support: 781-859-2600
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