Fitchburg, MA
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The crime rate in Fitchburg is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Fitchburg is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Fitchburg is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Fitchburg has a crime rate that is higher than 98% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Fitchburg to other communities of similar population, then Fitchburg crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fitchburg does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fitchburg does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Fitchburg.

For Fitchburg, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Fitchburg is one in 117.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fitchburg's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Fitchburg a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Fitchburg is one in 37.

Fitchburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Fitchburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

346

1,087

1,433

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.53

26.81

35.34

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fitchburg 8.53
Massachusetts 3.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 117

in Fitchburg

1 in 256

in Massachusetts

Fitchburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 40,545
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 26 66 253
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.64 1.63 6.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fitchburg 26.81
Massachusetts 16.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Fitchburg

1 in 59

in Massachusetts

Fitchburg Property CRIMES

Population: 40,545
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 316 708 63
Rate per 1,000 7.79 17.46 1.55

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fitchburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fitchburg 51
Massachusetts 27