Assessing the Influence of Gambling on Public Safety in Massachusetts Cities and Towns: Crime Comparison Analysis of Changes in the MGM Springfield Region, 2013-2022


  • Prepared By: Justice Research Associates, LLC
  • Release Date: January 18, 2024

This report is an analysis of changes in activity in the communities surrounding MGM Springfield during the past decade and after the opening of the casino. Findings include that overall, crime in the region continued to drop for the entire decade with a slight uptick in 2022. Distinct summer-time seasonality occurred each year with the exception of a lag that occurred during the COVID-19 summer closure.

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