Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Hingham, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Hingham.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Hingham was ranked 91st in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 117th in 2012. It was 100th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 117th in 2012.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Hingham 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.
Originally called “Bare Cove”, the town was first settled in 1633. Just two short years later the name was changed to honor the English village of Hingham and in 1770 the eastern portion of the town split off to become Cohasset. Hingham was originally founded by a group of settlers whose two vicars ran afoul of the local Anglican clergy; both sought to make the Church more accessible to the common man. Today, Hingham is home to more than 22000 residents, and the largest employer in town is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
In 1681, the 140 families living in Hingham raised money to build the Old Ship Meeting House, now recognized as the oldest wooden church and oldest church building in continuous use in the United States. In 1784, the town established Derby School, the first co-ed facility in the nation. By the 19th century, Hingham’s fortunes turned to the fishing industry, with more than 65 vessels in operation. The town’s port was well-respected enough to earn a customs house marking Hingham as an official point of entry to the United States.
Looking for something fun to do in Hingham? Try Bear Cove Park, a 484 acre park along the banks of the Weymouth Back River; this public recreation/wildlife sanctuary offers shoreline, wetlands, open fields and dense woods to explore. Or try World’s End, a great place for some solitude, walking the dog or just spending time outdoors surrounded by ocean views.
A number of famous citizens called Hingham home, from long-time character actor Kevin Chapman to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichik, the winningest coach in franchise history. And speaking of patriots, Hingham was home to Samuel Lincoln, ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln.
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Hingham, MA, United States
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