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Worcester Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Worcester crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 13 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Worcester for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Worcester in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 147.98% and the city property crime rate in Worcester was higher than the national property crime rate average by 22.88%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Worcester was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 136.56% and the city property crime rate in Worcester was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 63.18%.

Property and Violent Crime
Worcester Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Worcester Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Worcester Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,298
Arson6
Burglary2,040
Forcible Rape33
Larceny and Theft3,927
Motor Vehicle Theft465
Murder and Manslaughter8
Robbery419
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)8,183
Property Crime6,438
Violent Crime1,758
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,520
Arson1
Burglary2,133
Forcible Rape0
Larceny and Theft3,685
Motor Vehicle Theft154
Murder and Manslaughter8
Robbery395
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)7,715
Property Crime5,970
Violent Crime1,920

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Worcester Property Crime

Worcester Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Worcester Crime 2012

Worcester Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Worcester Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Worcester Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Worcester, Massachusetts crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Worcester crime report data for 2014 was projected from 13 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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