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 – #40 to #31

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

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 Friday, Oct. 5 – #30 to #29 Most Dangerous Cities and Towns in MA

Below are the most dangerous cities and towns in MA per capita in 2017 ranked #40 to #31:

#40

Marlborough

Population: 39,919

Violent Crimes: 152

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 3.80

Murder: 0

Rape: 15

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assault: 129

 

#39

Canton

Population: 23,551

Violent Crimes: 90

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  3.82

Murder: 0

Rape: 8

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assault:  74

 

#38

Taunton

Population: 57,047

Violent Crimes: 220

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 3.85

Murder: 0

Rape: 15

Robbery: 28

Aggravated Assault: 177

 

#37

Falmouth

Population: 31,487

Violent Crimes: 123

Violent Crimes Per Capita:  3.90

Murder: 0

Rape: 14

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assault:  106

#36

Quincy

Population: 93,966

Violent Crimes: 383

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.07

Murder: 0

Rape: 24

Robbery: 65

Aggravated Assault: 294

 

#35

Palmer

Population: 12,136

Violent Crimes: 50

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.11

Murder: 0

Rape: 7

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assault: 40

#34

Dennis

Population: 13,976

Violent Crimes: 58

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.14

Murder: 0

Rape: 7

Robbery:2

Aggravated Assault: 49

#33

Nantucket 

Population: 11,165

Violent Crimes: 58

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.14

Murder: 0

Rape: 3

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assault:  30

#32

Barnstable

Population: 44,142

Violent Crimes: 197

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.46

Murder: 1

Rape: 18

Robbery: 13

Aggravated Assault: 165

#31

Ware

Population: 9,907

Violent Crimes: 45

Violent Crimes Per Capita: 4.54

Murder: 0

Rape: 0

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assault: 40

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