Worcester, MA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Worcester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWorcester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,989n/a (estimate)4,3552,4653,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWorcester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a525
Rape22n/a124125
Robbery483n/a263100109
Assault1,236n/a674271229
Violent crime1,750n/a (estimate)954413368
Burglary1,916n/a1,044459610
Theft3,924n/a2,1391,4561,899
Vehichle theft399n/a217136221
Property crime6,239n/a (estimate)3,4012,0512,731

A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Worcester, MA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 76% higher than the average of crimes committed in Massachusetts. It is also 40% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Worcester, MA shows a crime rate that is 130% higher than the Massachusetts average. The crime rate is also 159% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Worcester, MA is shown to be 65% higher than the Massachusetts average and 24% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Worcester is 40% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 11.93 daily crimes that occur in Worcester.
Worcester is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
In Worcester you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Worcester has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Worcester (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Worcester, MA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Massachusetts as well as those across America as a whole. The Worcester, MA total amount of daily offenses is 1.77 times more than than the Massachusetts average and 1.41 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Worcester, MA is 2.31 times more than than the Massachusetts average, and it is 2.59 times more than than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Worcester, MA has a daily crime figure that is 1.66 times more than than the Massachusetts average and 1.25 times more than than the daily national rate.

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How Safe is Worcester (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Worcester, MA compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Worcester, MA safer than 3% when compared to other Massachusetts cities, and 9% 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 Worcester, MA. At this time, Worcester, MA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Worcester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Worcester is 1 in 105
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Worcester is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Worcester is 1 in 23

Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Worcester, MA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Worcester, MA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 30 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Worcester, MA is 1 in 23.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Worcester, MA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Worcester, MA has decreased by 0% and the rate of property crime in Worcester, MA has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in Worcester, MA has decreased by 2% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clinton, MA7,68573292364
Cordaville, MA2,58856363418
Hopkinton, MA2,17719593612
South Lancaster, MA1,89591592683
East Douglas, MA2,437109711820
Worcester, MA181,4739543,4014,355

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tallahassee, FL181,8217414,3015,041
Newport News, VA180,8314393,0833,522
Knoxville, TN179,9738416,2427,083
Huntsville, AL179,8558164,9895,804
Spring Valley, NV178,6735473,4423,989
Worcester, MA181,4739543,4014,355

Worcester police department

ItemWorcesterMassachusettsNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)46211,659504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.23.3

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.

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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.