From Go Local Worcester
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2013 crime statistics in November, 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.