Fitchburg, MA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
755
Total Crimes
1,858.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-24.95%
Below National Average
260 out of 289
In Massachusetts
5,804 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Fitchburg, MA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Fitchburg is 1,858.6 per 100,000 people. That's -24.95% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 23.30% higher than the Massachusetts total crime rate of 1,507.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Fitchburg SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
6

How Does Fitchburg Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Fitchburg
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 755 1,858.6 1,507.4 2,476.7
Murder 1 2.5 2.2 5.0
Robbery 36 88.6 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 154 379.1 241.0 250.2
Violent Crime 217 534.2 327.6 366.7
Burglary 94 231.4 179.0 340.5
Larceny 399 982.3 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 45 110.8 89.0 219.9
Property Crime 538 1,324.4 1,179.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Fitchburg

217.0
Violent Crimes
534.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
45.68%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 187.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fitchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 305.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fitchburg is 534.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 45.68% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 63.08% higher than the Massachusetts violent crime rate of 327.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fitchburg

538.0
Property Crimes
1,324.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-37.23%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 75.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fitchburg each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fitchburg is 1,324.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -37.23% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 12.26% higher than the Massachusetts property crime rate of 1,179.8 per 100,000 people.

Fitchburg Crime Compared To Massachusetts Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Massachusetts.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Fitchburg

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Nashua, NH 89,586 1,280 1,428.8 1,284.8 144.0
Leominster, MA 41,631 838 2,012.9 1,438.8 574.1
Gardner, MA 20,628 379 1,837.3 1,498.0 339.3
Hudson, MA 20,060 138 687.9 448.7 239.3
Milford, NH 16,121 89 552.1 483.8 68.2
Clinton, MA 13,964 18 128.9 100.3 28.6
Pepperell, MA 12,146 73 601.0 477.5 123.5
Lunenburg, MA 11,781 151 1,281.7 1,086.5 195.2
Townsend, MA 9,546 42 440.0 335.2 104.8
Ayer, MA 8,192 71 866.7 695.8 170.9
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