Fitchburg, MA | Crime Rates

Fitchburg is a Region located in MA (Worcester County), and has a population of 40,180. This region is policed by FITCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT.

FITCHBURG has an overall crime rate of 4,331 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in FITCHBURG is 1 in 23 if you reside there for a year.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000)
Fitchburg USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 4,331 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 97 148
Rape Rate 52 30
Assault Rate 1,655 644
Burglary Rate 729 726
Forced Entry Rate 513 417
Larceny Rate 1,605 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 192 362

Policing Statistics

Fitchburg USA
Overall Clearance 9% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 17% 52%
Rape Clearance 2% 38%
Robbery Clearance 6% 23%
Burglary Clearance 3% 12%
Larceny Clearance 4% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 2% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 56 sex offender(s) in FITCHBURG. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 139 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in FITCHBURG. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search our sex offender database directly, see Sex Offenders in Fitchburg  .

To search the official state sex offender registry for Massachusetts see http://www.mass.gov/sorb/community.htm

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2007. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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