Winchendon, MA
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The crime rate in Winchendon is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Winchendon is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Winchendon is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Winchendon has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Winchendon compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Winchendon with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Winchendon's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Winchendon 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 Winchendon.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Winchendon occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Winchendon; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 255. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Winchendon; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Winchendon Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Winchendon Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

168

210

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.93

15.70

19.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Winchendon 3.93
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 255

in Winchendon

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Winchendon VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 10,698
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 3 30
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.84 0.28 2.80
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
Winchendon 15.70
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 64

in Winchendon

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Winchendon Property CRIMES
Population: 10,698
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 18 140 10
Rate per 1,000 1.68 13.09 0.93
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

Winchendon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Winchendon 5
Massachusetts 27