WORCESTER – On Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, the FBI released their violent crimes data from the 2017 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.

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].

SEE #50 to #41 – MA’s Most Dangerous Cities and Towns 

SEE #40 to #31 – MA’s Most Dangerous Cities and Towns 

SEE #30 to #21 – MA’s Most Dangerous Cities and Towns

SEE #20 to #11 – MA’s Most Dangerous Cities and Towns

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 most dangerous cities and towns in MA per capita in 2017 ranked #10 to #1:

#10

Webster 

Population: 16,883

Violent Crimes: 123

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.3

Murder: 0

Rape: 6

Robbery: 11

Aggravated Assault: 106

#9

Fitchburg

Population: 40,445

Violent Crimes: 299

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  7.39

Murder: 0

Rape: 45

Robbery: 47

Aggravated Assault:  207

 

 

#8

Chelsea

Population: 40,514

Violent Crimes: 315

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  7.77

Murder: 3

Rape: 31

Robbery: 107

Aggravated Assault:  174

 

 

#7

Montague

Population: 8,211

Violent Crimes: 64

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.79

Murder: 0

Rape: 8

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assault: 56

#6

Springfield

Population: 154,562

Violent Crimes: 1,351

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 8.74

Murder: 14

Rape: 73

Robbery: 380

Aggravated Assault: 884

 

 

#5

Pittsfield

Population:42,546

Violent Crimes: 375

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 8.81

Murder: 4

Rape: 50

Robbery: 43

Aggravated Assault: 278

 

 

#4

Brockton

Population: 96,016

Violent Crimes: 917

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 9.55

Murder: 7

Rape: 93

Robbery: 172

Aggravated Assault: 645

 

 

#3

Fall River 

Population: 89,012

Violent Crimes: 880

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 9.88

Murder: 3

Rape: 53

Robbery: 187

Aggravated Assault:  637

 

 

#2

Holyoke

Population: 40,451

Violent Crimes: 438

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 10.82

Murder: 4

Rape: 32

Robbery: 96

Aggravated Assault: 306

 

#1

North Adams

Population: 12,948

Violent Crimes: 193

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 14.90

Murder: 0

Rape: 15

Robbery: 11

Aggravated Assault: 167

 

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