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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 2%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWorcester/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,864n/a (estimate)2,6311,3622,346
Murder10n/a5.42.36.5
Rape40n/a21.626.938.4
Robbery210n/a113.643.773.9
Assault909n/a491.8235.9279.7
Violent crime1,169n/a (estimate)632309388
Burglary667n/a360.8149.7314.2
Theft2,581n/a1,396.3804.31,398.0
Vehicle theft447n/a241.899.2246.0
Property crime3,695n/a (estimate)1,9991,0531,958

Key findings

  • Worcester crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Worcester are 63% higher than the national average
  • In Worcester you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Worcester is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Worcester has decreased by 2%

Worcester crime map

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The Worcester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Worcester as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Worcester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Worcester (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Worcester for every 100,000 residents. The Worcester total amount of daily crime is 1.93 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.12 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Worcester, is 2.05 times more than the Massachusetts average, and it is 1.63 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Worcester has a daily crime average that is 1.90 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.02 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Worcester (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Worcester, Massachusetts compared to other areas of Massachusetts, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Worcester safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Worcester is safer than 5% of Massachusetts cities, and 14% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Worcester 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 159
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Worcester is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Worcester is 1 in 39
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Worcester, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 159. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 51 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 is 1 in 39.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Worcester is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Worcester has not changed and the rate of property crime in Worcester has decreased by 2%. The total crime rate in Worcester has decreased by 2% year to year.

      Worcester police department

      ItemWorcesterMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)46211,659558,732
      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 22.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clinton, MA7,2324364107
      Hopkinton, MA2,79427154181
      Cordaville, MA2,84760205266
      East Brookfield, MA1,20318291273
      Upton, MA2,99887247334
      Brookfield, MA67558291349
      Hopedale, MA3,81284321405
      Worcester, MA183,6776321,9992,631

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Overland Park, KS183,7752081,9722,180
      Knoxville, TN183,9278104,2285,038
      Brownsville, TX182,1104021,8482,250
      Grand Prairie, TX185,6312451,9242,170
      Newport News, VA181,6065962,5293,124
      Worcester, MA183,6776321,9992,631
      Source: The Worcester, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.