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Fitchburg, MA | Crime Rates

Fitchburg is a region located in MA, and has a population of 40,564. This region is policed by FITCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Fitchburg has an overall crime rate of 5,350 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately more dangerous 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 19 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Fitchburg for the previous 2 years was 4,513 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Fitchburg has been increasing over time.

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) 5,350 4,506
Murder Rate 5.1 6
Robbery Rate 106 148
Rape Rate 37 30
Assault Rate 1,691 644
Burglary Rate 1,146 726
Forced Entry Rate 809 417
Larceny Rate 2,236 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 128 362

Policing Statistics

Fitchburg USA
Overall Clearance 8% 28%
Homicide Clearance 20% 56%
Assault Clearance 17% 52%
Rape Clearance 8% 38%
Robbery Clearance 7% 23%
Burglary Clearance 3% 12%
Larceny Clearance 3% 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 138 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 the official state sex offender registry for Massachusetts see

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. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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