Worcester, MA Crime Rates & Statistics

Worcester crime information

StatisticWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Violent crime959406387
Property crime3,5102,1532,859
Total crime index4,4692,5593,246
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  • The Worcester crime index is 74% higher than the Massachusetts average and and the Massachusetts crime index is 21% lower than the National average.
  • The Worcester violent crime rate is 136% higher than the Massachusetts average and and the Massachusetts violent crime rate is 4% higher than the National average.
  • The Worcester property crime rate is 63% higher than the Massachusetts average and and the Massachusetts property crime rate is 24% lower than the National average.

Worcester police department

ItemWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Total police officers46211,659505,262
Police officers /1000 residents2.52.23.3
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There are a total of 462 Worcester police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17% greater than the Massachusetts average and 22.8% less than the National average.

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  • Worcester is safer than 11.9% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Worcester is less than 3% of the cities in Massachusetts.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Worcester is 1 in 23.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Worcester is 1 in 105.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Worcester is 1 in 29.

Worcester crime comparison

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Worcester violent crime breakdown

CrimeWorcesterWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Murder8425
Rape33182527
Robbery41922999113
Assault1,298708280242

Worcester property crime breakdown

CrimeWorcesterWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Burglary2,0401,113520670
Theft3,9272,1431,4941,959
Vehichle theft465254139230

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.

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