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slides: #50 to #1- MA’s Most Violent Cities and Towns

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2013 crime statistics this week, breaking down data on a state by state -- and community - basis. Nationally in 2013, every crime category saw decreases. The information reported includes violent crimes such as murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Of the top 50 most violent cities and towns in Massachusetts, nine belonged to Worcester County.

Across the country, the FBI's 2013 "Crime in the United States" report shows that the estimated number of violent crimes decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent. There were an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes in the United States reported to law enforcement last year. 

In Massachusetts, there were 25,789 violent crimes reported to law enforcement.  

In Worcester County, the number of violent crimes reported was 3,461. Of those violent crimes, there were 2,540 cases of aggravated assault, 666 robberies, 242 forcible rapes, and 13 total cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter. 

Here's a look at the 50 Most Violent Cities and Towns in Massachusetts: 

 

Related Slideshow: Most Violent Cities and Towns in MA According to the FBI

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50. Holbrook

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.559 

2013 Violent Crimes: 39

2013 Population: 10,959

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 0

Robbery: 11

Aggravated Assaults: 28

Interesting fact from the data: 9 Motor Vehicle thefts in the year

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49. Whitman

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.61

2013 Violent Crimes: 53

2013 Population: 14,682

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 8

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 42

Interesting fact from the data: 1 incident of Arson in the last year

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48. Taunton

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.715 

2013 Violent Crimes: 209

2013 Population: 56,264

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 15

Robbery: 52

Aggravated Assaults: 142

Interesting fact from the data: In the last year, there were 962 reported incidents of property crimes In Taunton

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47. Oak Bluffs

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.847 

2013 Violent Crimes: 18

2013 Population: 4,679

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 18

Interesting fact from the data: 107 reported incidencts of Larceny in the last year

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46. Quincy

Violent Crime Per 1,000 Residents: 3.861 

2013 Viiolent Crimes: 361

2013 Population: 93,490

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 35

Robbery: 87

Aggravated Assaults: 239 

Interesting fact from the data: In the last year there wre 4 incidents of arson

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45. Marlborough

Violent Crime Per 100 Residents: 3.946 

2013 Violent Crimes: 156

2013 Population: 39, 531

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 18 

Robbery: 17

Aggravated Assaults: 121 

Interesting fact from the data: In the last year there were 605 reported incidents of Larceny-theft

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44.Nantucket

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.951 

2013 Violent Crimes: 41

2013 Population: 10,378

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 8

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 30

Interesting fact from the data: 330 reported incidents of property crime in the year

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43. Whately

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 3.974 

2013 Violent Crimes: 6

2013 Population: 1,510

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 0

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 6

Interesting fact from the data: There were 0 incidents of Arson in 2013

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42. Fairhaven

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.012

2013 Violent Crimes: 64

2013 Population: 15,951

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 7

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assaults: 51

Interesting fact from the data: There were 364 reported incidents of property crime in the last year. 

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41. Hull

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.065

2013 Violent Crimes: 42

2013 Population: 10,331

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 5

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 36

Interesting fact from the data: There were 2 incidents of arson in 2013

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40. Ware

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.261

2013 Violent Crimes: 42

2013 Population: 9,856

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 2

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 37

Interesting fact from the data: There were 198 reported incidents of larceny-theft in the last year

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39. Great Barrington

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.303

2013 Violent Crimes: 30

2013 Population: 6,972

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 8

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 21

Interesting fact from the data: In 2013, there were 124  reported incidents of property crime.

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38. Athol

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.542

2013 Violent Crimes: 53

2013 Population: 11,668

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 7

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 43

Interesting fact from the data: There were 55 incidents of Burglary in the last year

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37. Northampton

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.548

2013 Violent Crimes: 130

2013 Population: 28,581

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 29

Robbery: 14

Aggravated Assaults: 87

Interesting fact from the data: There were 647 reported incidents of larceny-theft in the last year. 

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36. Gardner

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.572

2013 Violent Crimes: 93

2013 Population: 20,341

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 13

Robbery: 10

Aggravated Assaults: 70

Interesting fact from the data: There were 190 incidents of burglary in 2013

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35. Bourne

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.579

2013 Violent Crimes: 91

2013 Population: 19,875

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 14 

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assaults: 69

Interesting fact from the data: There were 465 incidents of property crime in the last year

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34. Everett

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.701

2013 Violent Crimes: 202

2013 Population: 42,966

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 19

Robbery: 61

Aggravated Assaults:121 

Interesting fact from the data: In the last year, there were 898 reported incidents of property crime

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33. Tewksbury

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.707

2013 Violent Crimes: 141

2013 Population: 29,953

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 14

Robbery: 9

Aggravated Assaults: 118

Interesting fact from the data: There were 398 incidents of larceny-theft in the last year. 

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32. Winchendon

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.739

2013 Violent Crimes: 50

2013 Population: 10, 551

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 4

Robbery: 2

Aggravated Assaults: 44

Interesting fact from the data: There were 5 incidents of arson in 2013

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31. Barre

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.768

2013 Violent Crimes: 26

2013 Population: 5,453

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 6

Robbery: 0 

Aggravated Assaults: 20 

Interesting fact from the data: In the past year, there were 3 reported incidents of motor vehicle theft. 

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30. Southbridge

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.861

2013 Violent Crimes: 82

2013 Population: 16,870

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 11

Robbery: 14

Aggravated Assaults: 57

Interesting fact from the data: There were 236 reported incidents of larceny-theft in 2013

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29. Chicopee

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 4.895

2013 Violent Crimes: 272

2013 Population: 55,566

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 22

Robbery: 81

Aggravated Assaults: 168

Interesting fact from the data: In the past year, there were 1,563 reported incidents of property crime.

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28. Randolph

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.241

2013 Violent Crimes: 176

2013 Population: 33,583

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 16

Robbery: 31

Aggravated Assaults: 129

Interesting fact from the data: There were 536 incidents of property crime reported

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27. Salisbury

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.300

2013 Violent Crimes: 45

2013 Population: 8,490

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 7

Robbery: 5

Aggravated Assaults: 32

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 113 reported incidents of larceny-theft in 2013

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26. Montague

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 

2013 Violent Crimes: 45

2013 Population: 8,418

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 4

Robbery: 3

Aggravated Assaults: 38

Interesting Fact from the data:There were 222 incidents of property crime reported. 

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25. Dennis

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.645

2013 Violent Crimes: 80

2013 Population: 14,173

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 13

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assaults: 59

Interesting Fact from the data: In the past year, there ere 211 incidents of burglary reported.

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24. West Springfield

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.690

2013 Violent Crimes: 163

2013 Population: 28, 647

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 22

Robbery: 40

Aggravated Assaults: 101 

Interesting Fact from the data: In the past year there have been 1,321 incidents of property crime

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23. Provincetown

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.699

2013 Violent Crimes: 17

2013 Population: 2,983 

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape:1 

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 16

Interesting Fact from the data:There were 85 incidents of larceny-theft in 2013

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22. Lowell

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.710

2013 Violent Crimes: 625

2013 Population: 109,449

Murder: 4

Forcible Rape: 40

Robbery: 192

Aggravated Assaults: 389

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 3,379 reported incidents of property Crime in 2013

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21. Revere

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 5.895

2013 Violent Crimes: 317

2013 Population: 53,777

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 19 

Robbery: 82

Aggravated Assaults: 216

Interesting Fact from the data: In the last year, there were 813 reported incidents of larceny-theft.

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20. Leominster

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 6.387

2013 Violent Crimes: 263

2013 Population: 41,175

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 25

Robbery: 34

Aggravated Assaults: 203

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 1,235 reported incidents of property crime in the last year. 

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19. Warren

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 6.398

2013 Violent Crimes: 33

2013 Population: 5,158

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 2

Robbery: 1

Aggravated Assaults: 30

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 4 incidents of motor vehicle theft in 2013

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18. Haverhill

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 6.651

2013 Violent Crimes: 414

2013 Population: 62,249

Murder: 2

Forcible Rape: 25

Robbery: 57

Aggravated Assaults: 330

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 1,618 reported incidents of property crime.

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17.Barnstable

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 6.736

2013 Violent Crimes: 302

2013 Population: 44,837

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 18

Robbery: 30

Aggravated Assaults: 254

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 8 incidents of arson in the last year. 

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16. Wareham

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 7.223

2013 Violent Crimes: 163

2013 Population: 22,567

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 20

Robbery: 21

Aggravated Assaults:122 

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 806 reported incidents of property crime

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15. Webster

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 7.223

2013 Violent Crimes: 122

2013 Population: 16, 871

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 9

Robbery: 21

Aggravated Assaults: 92 

Interesting Fact from the data:In 2013, there were 319 incidents of larceny-theft

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14. North Brookfield

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 7.242

2013 Violent Crimes: 34

2013 Population: 4,695

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 3

Robbery: 0

Aggravated Assaults: 31

Interesting Fact from the data: In the last year, there were only 2 incidents of motor vehicle theft. 

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13. Fitchburg

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 7.576

2013 Violent Crimes: 307

2013 Population: 40,521

Murder: 2

Forcible Rape: 33

Robbery: 35

Aggravated Assaults: 237

Interesting Fact from the data: In the last year, there were 1,060 incidents of property time

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12. Boston

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 7.824

2013 Violent Crimes: 5,037

2013 Population: 643,799

Murder: 39

Forcible Rape: 279

Robbery: 1,868

Aggravated Assaults: 2,851

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 13,147 incidents of larceny-theft in 2013

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11. Yarmouth

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 8.510

2013 Violent Crimes: 202

2013 Population: 23,736

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 17

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assaults: 177

Interesting Fact from the data: In the last year, there were 668 incidents of property crime. 

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10. Lynn

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 8.870

2013 Violent Crimes: 814

2013 Population: 91,769

Murder: 2

Forcible Rape: 39

Robbery: 189

Aggravated Assaults: 584

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 510 reported incidents of burglary in the last year. 

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9. Worcester

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 9.539

2013 Violent Crimes:1,750

2013 Population: 183,454

Murder: 9

Forcible Rape: 22

Robbery: 483

Aggravated Assaults:1,236

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 3,924 incidents of Larceny-theft in 2013. 

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8. North Adams

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 9.840

2013 Violent Crimes: 133

2013 Population: 13,516

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 21

Robbery: 8

Aggravated Assaults: 103

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 175 incidents of burglary in 2013

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7. Lawrence

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 9.973

2013 Violent Crimes: 776

2013 Population: 77,812

Murder: 1

Forcible Rape: 19

Robbery: 283

Aggravated Assaults: 473

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 2,273 reported incidents of property crime

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6. Holyoke

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 10.419

2013 Violent Crimes: 419

2013 Population: 40,215

Murder: 4

Forcible Rape: 42

Robbery: 108

Aggravated Assaults: 265

Interesting Fact from the data: There were 2,067 incidents of larceny theft in the last year. 

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5. Fall River

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 10.581 

2013 Violent Crimes: 944

2013 Population: 89,220

Murder: 0

Forcible Rape: 73

Robbery: 225

Aggravated Assaults: 646

Interesting Fact from the data: In the last year, there were 2,364 reported incidents of property crime.

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4. Springfield

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 10.893

2013 Violent Crimes: 1,673

2013 Population: 153,586

Murder: 22

Forcible Rape: 89

Robbery: 598

Aggravated Assaults: 964

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 7,112 reported incidents of property crime. 

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3. New Bedford

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents:10.919

2013 Violent Crimes:1,039

2013 Population: 95,156

Murder: 6

Forcible Rape: 100

Robbery: 256

Aggravated Assaults: 677

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 20 incidents of arson.

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2. Chelsea

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 12.228

2013 Violent Crimes: 458

2013 Population: 37,454

Murder: 5

Forcible Rape: 28 

Robbery: 175

Aggravated Assaults: 250

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013 there were 151 reported motor vehicle thefts. 

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1. Brockton

Violent Crime Per 1000 Residents: 12.303

2013 Violent Crimes: 1,162

2013 Population: 94,448

Murder: 9

Forcible Rape: 87

Robbery: 228

Aggravated Assaults: 838

Interesting Fact from the data: In 2013, there were 3,189 reported incidents of property crime

 
 

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