Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Towns In Massachusetts To Live In

Just like any state, Massachusetts has its share of cities where crime is a problem. We’ve considered the most recent F.B.I. crime report and Home Security Sheild’s crime data to create this list of the most dangerous cities in Massachusetts.

Only cities with a population greater than 5,000 were considered, and the cities are ranked in order of violent crime rate. The likelihood of becoming a victim of any crime is included, but the locations are listed in ascending order of violent crime rate. Property crime statistics are also included.

Just a note: this list isn’t meant to “name-and-shame” particular places in Massachusetts. There are so many beautiful and inspiring features and people in each of these cities. Rather, it’s better to look at this list as a roundup of places that could really benefit from a focused effort to create change.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

If you’d rather focus on the positive, here is our list of the safest and most peaceful towns in Massachusetts.