Reported Annual Crime In Fitchburg

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFitchburg/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,395n/a (estimate)3,4472,0822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFitchburg/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.51.94.9
Rape26n/a64.230.538.6
Robbery66n/a163.177.8101.9
Assault247n/a610.4280.7237.8
Violent crime340n/a (estimate)840391373
Burglary315n/a778.4322.2491.4
Theft677n/a1,673.01,249.71,775.4
Vehicle theft63n/a155.7118.8220.2
Property crime1,055n/a (estimate)2,6071,6912,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Fitchburg, MA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Fitchburg, MA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Fitchburg, MA crime rates are 66% higher than in comparison to the Massachusetts mean and are 21% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Fitchburg, MA has a rate that is 115% higher than the Massachusetts average; compared to the United States, it is 125% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Fitchburg, MA is 54% higher than its state's mean, and 5% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fitchburg is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.44 daily crimes that occur in Fitchburg.
  • Fitchburg is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fitchburg you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fitchburg has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Fitchburg (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Fitchburg, MA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Massachusetts as well as national figures. In Fitchburg, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.66 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.21 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Fitchburg, MA are 2.15 times more than the Massachusetts average and 2.25 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Fitchburg, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.54 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.05 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Fitchburg (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Fitchburg, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Fitchburg, MA safer than 9% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 8% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Massachusetts, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Fitchburg, MA. At this time, Fitchburg, MA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fitchburg

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fitchburg is 1 in 120
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fitchburg is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fitchburg is 1 in 30
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Fitchburg, MA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Fitchburg, MA you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fitchburg, MA.

Year Over Year Crime In Fitchburg (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Fitchburg, MA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Fitchburg, MA has increased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Fitchburg, MA has decreased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Fitchburg, MA has decreased by 6% year to year.

Fitchburg police department

ItemFitchburgMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7611,659556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.23.3
There are a total of 76 Fitchburg police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.6% less than the Massachusetts average and 43% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clinton, MA7,48822312334
Shirley, MA1,321108703811
Hudson, MA15,21225813838
Groton, MA93944809853
South Lancaster, MA1,812165713878
Fitchburg, MA40,4198402,6073,447

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Manassas, VA40,4362121,7611,973
Brea, CA40,4431902,9903,180
Norwich, CT40,3783171,5591,876
Beverly, MA40,3701539111,063
Shelton, CT40,472741,0191,093
Fitchburg, MA40,4198402,6073,447
Source: The Fitchburg, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.