Worcester, MA Crime Rates & Statistics

Worcester crime information

StatisticWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Violent crime988406387
Property crime3,3362,1532,859
Total crime index4,3252,5593,246
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  • The Worcester crime index is 69% higher than the Massachusetts average and and the Massachusetts crime index is 21% lower than the National average.
  • The Worcester violent crime rate is 143% 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 54% 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 officers50212,648511,598
Police officers /1000 residents2.82.32.8
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There are a total of 502 Worcester police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.8% greater than the Massachusetts average and 0.6% greater than the National average.

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  • Worcester is safer than 8.9% 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 24.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Worcester is 1 in 102.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Worcester is 1 in 30.

Worcester crime comparison

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Worcester violent crime breakdown

CrimeWorcesterWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Murder11625
Rape36202527
Robbery41122699113
Assault1,342737280242

Worcester property crime breakdown

CrimeWorcesterWorcester /100KMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Burglary2,0661,134520670
Theft3,4811,9111,4941,959
Vehichle theft530291139230

Sex offenders in Massachusetts

StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
Massachusetts2,95347192

There are a total of 2,953 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 76% less than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Worcester, MA

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
West Roxbury, Boston33.1Jamaica Plain, Boston35.6
Allston-Brighton, Boston34.1Riverside, Cambridge35.8
Cambridge Highlands, Cambridge34.4Aggasiz-Harvard, Cambridge36.1
Hyde Park, Boston34.6Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge36.2
West Cambridge, Cambridge34.7Cambridgeport, Cambridge36.3
Roslindale, Boston34.9Fenway-Kenmore, Boston36.5
North Cambridge, Cambridge35.3Roxbury, Boston36.7
Neighborhood 9, Cambridge35.4Area Iv, Cambridge36.7
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Cities near Worcester, MA

CityMilesCityMiles
Worcester, MA0Whitinsville, MA12.7
Northborough, MA8.5East Brookfield, MA12.9
Westborough, MA9.5South Lancaster, MA13.1
Spencer, MA9.9East Douglas, MA14.1
Rutland, MA10.1Cordaville, MA14.2
Oxford, MA11.3Marlborough, MA14.3
Upton-West Upton, MA11.9North Brookfield, MA14.4
Clinton, MA12.1Hudson, MA14.9
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