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 – #30 to #21

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 

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 Tuesday, Oct. 9 – #20 to #11 Most Dangerous Cities and Towns in MA

Below are the most dangerous cities and towns in MA per capita in 2017 ranked #30 to #21:

#30

Revere

Population: 53,425

Violent Crimes: 248

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.64

Murder: 2

Rape: 16

Robbery: 42

Aggravated Assault: 188

 

#29

Gardner

Population: 20,491

Violent Crimes: 99

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  4.83

Murder: 1

Rape: 18

Robber: 7

Aggravated Assault:  73

#28

Athol

Population: 11,630

Violent Crimes: 58

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  4.98

Murder: 0

Rape: 6

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assault:  49

#27

Chicopee

Population: 56,255

Violent Crimes: 289

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.13

Murder: 3

Rape: 35

Robbery: 60

Aggravated Assault: 191

#26

Southbridge

Population: 16,860

Violent Crimes: 88

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.21

Murder: 0

Rape: 11

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assault: 74

#25

Leominster

Population: 41,846

Violent Crimes: 234

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.59

Murder: 2

Rape: 18

Robbery: 20

Aggravated Assault: 194

#24

Wareham

Population: 22,743

Violent Crimes: 129

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.67

Murder: 0

Rape: 9

Robbery: 6

Aggravated Assault:  114

#23

Northampton

Population: 28,458

Violent Crimes: 165

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.79

Murder: 0

Rape: 29

Robbery: 21

Aggravated Assault:  115

#22

Hardwick

Population: 4,031

Violent Crimes: 24

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 5.95

Murder: 0

Rape: 3

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assault: 21

#21

West Springfield

Population: 28,635

Violent Crimes: 174

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 6.07

Murder: 1

Rape: 23

Robbery: 21

Aggravated Assault: 129

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