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 – #20 to #11

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

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.

Coming Wednesday, Oct. 10 – #10 to #1 Most Dangerous Cities and Towns in MA

Below are the most dangerous cities and towns in MA per capita in 2017 ranked #20 to #11:

#20

Haverhill

Population: 63,244

Violent Crimes: 391

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.18

Murder: 3

Rape: 15

Robbery: 40

Aggravated Assault: 333

 

#19

Greenfield

Population: 17,462

Violent Crimes: 110

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  6.29

Murder: 0

Rape: 21

Robber: 14

Aggravated Assault:  75

 

 

#18

Tisbury

Population: 4,114

Violent Crimes: 26

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  6.31

Murder: 0

Rape: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assault:  26

 

 

#17

New Bedford

Population: 95,107

Violent Crimes: 633

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.65

Murder: 8

Rape: 37

Robbery: 241

Aggravated Assault: 347

 

 

#16

Boston

Population: 682,903

Violent Crimes: 4,570

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.69

Murder: 57

Rape: 290

Robbery: 1,404

Aggravated Assault: 2,819

 

#15

Yarmouth

Population: 23,370

Violent Crimes: 159

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.90

Murder: 1

Rape: 14

Robbery: 11

Aggravated Assault: 133

 

 

#14

Truro

Population: 2,018

Violent Crimes: 14

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.93

Murder: 0

Rape: 2

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assault: 12

 

 

#13

Lynn

Population: 93,140

Violent Crimes: 666

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.15

Murder: 12

Rape: 28

Robbery: 164

Aggravated Assault:  462

 

 

#12

Lawrence

Population: 80,890

Violent Crimes: 585

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.23

Murder: 11

Rape: 30

Robbery: 151

Aggravated Assault: 360

 

 

#11

Worcester

Population: 185,107

Violent Crimes: 1,345

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 7.26

Murder: 5

Rape: 42

Robbery: 324

Aggravated Assault: 974

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