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Worcester, MA | Crime Rates

Worcester is a region located in MA, and has a population of 182,145. This region is policed by WORCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Worcester has an overall crime rate of 5,601 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Worcester is 1 in 18 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Worcester for the previous 2 years was 5,884 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Worcester has been decreasing 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) Worcester USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 5,601 4,506
Murder Rate 7.1 6
Robbery Rate 226 148
Rape Rate 22 30
Assault Rate 2,006 644
Burglary Rate 1,134 726
Forced Entry Rate 721 417
Larceny Rate 1,915 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 292 362

Policing Statistics

Worcester USA
Overall Clearance 46% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 94% 52%
Rape Clearance 27% 38%
Robbery Clearance 51% 23%
Burglary Clearance 15% 12%
Larceny Clearance 19% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 11% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 212 sex offender(s) in Worcester. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 116 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Worcester. 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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