WORCESTER – On Monday, Sept. 25, the FBI released their violent crimes data from the 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting [UCR] Program — a collection of the number of offenses that come to the attention of law enforcement for violent crime and property crime across each town, city, state and region in the United States.

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SEE LIST BELOW: Most Dangerous Towns and Cities in MA – #10 to #1

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has gathered that data and ranked the 50 cities and towns in Massachusetts with the highest violent crime rates per capita [1,000 people].

According to the FBI,  violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughterraperobbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses that involve force or threat of force.

Below are the cities and towns in MA ranked #10 to #1 for most violent crimes per capita:

 

#10

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Lynn

Population: 92,443

Violent Crimes: 714

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.72

Murder: 4

Rape: 43

Robbery: 175

Aggravated Assault: 492

 

 

#9

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Pittsfield

Population: 43,031

Violent Crimes: 340

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  7.90

Murder: 3

Rape: 37

Robber: 39

Aggravated Assault:  261

 

#8

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New Bedford

Population: 94,524

Violent Crimes: 819

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  8.66

Murder: 3

Rape: 31

Robbery: 238

Aggravated Assault:  547

 

#7

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Worcester

Population: 184,595

Violent Crimes: 1,642

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 8.89

Murder: 8

Rape: 63

Robbery: 394

Aggravated Assault: 1,177

 

 

#6

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Chelsea

Population: 40,096

Violent Crimes: 370

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 9.22

Murder: 1

Rape: 23

Robbery: 136

Aggravated Assault: 210

 

#5

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Springfield

Population: 154,102

Violent Crimes: 1,588

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 10.3

Murder: 12

Rape: 81

Robbery: 522

Aggravated Assault: 973

 

 

#4

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Holyoke

Population: 40,738

Violent Crimes: 436

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 10.7

Murder: 2

Rape: 24

Robbery: 97

Aggravated Assault: 313

 

#3

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Brockton

Population:95,189

Violent Crimes: 1,029

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 10.81

Murder: 3

Rape: 83

Robbery: 169

Aggravated Assault:  774

 

 

#2

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Fall River

Population: 88,371

Violent Crimes: 966

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 10.93

Murder: 1

Rape: 67

Robbery: 190

Aggravated Assault: 708

 

 

#1

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North Adams

Population: 13,162

Violent Crimes: 181

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 13.75

Murder: 0

Rape: 20

Robbery: 9

Aggravated Assault: 152

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