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Crime Report for Fall River,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Fall River, is 0.4 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Fall River Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fall River, has a violent crime rate of 1199 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 494 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Fall River 1199
MA 494
National 676

Fall River, is in the 97% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 94% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 97% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Fall River, or said another way, 3% of cities in have crime rates higher than Fall River.


  Review crime rate data for Fall River,

Crime Fall River MA Nation
Violent Crime Total 1198.8 494.1 676
Murder / NNH 3.3 2.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 71.6 25.6 31.1
Robbery Rate 264.4 107.5 197.4
Aggravated Assault 859.4 311.0 315
Property Crime Total 3887.2 2352.2 3726.9
Burglary 927.7 545.6 812.3
Larceny Theft 2574.9 1611.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 384.5 195.5 382.3
Arson 40.8 10.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fall River, has a property crime rate of 3887.2 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2352.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Fall River 3887.2
MA 2352.2
National 3727



Fall River Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 97
National Percentile Rank - 76