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Worcester Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Worcester crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 17 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Worcester for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Worcester in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 124.02% and the city property crime rate in Worcester was higher than the national property crime rate average by 18.44%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Worcester was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 135.98% and the city property crime rate in Worcester was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 85.93%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,177
Arson5
Burglary1,366
Larceny and Theft3,473
Motor Vehicle Theft519
Murder and Manslaughter8
Rape63
Robbery394
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)7,103
Property Crime5,358
Violent Crime1,642
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault1,260
Arson1
Burglary1,514
Larceny and Theft3,567
Motor Vehicle Theft253
Murder and Manslaughter9
Rape18
Robbery433
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)7,074
Property Crime5,329
Violent Crime1,720

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Worcester Property Crime

Worcester Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Worcester Crime 2016

Worcester Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 17 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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