City fifth in violent crime

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WORCESTER —  While the city’s property crime rate has gradually declined by more than 30 percent over a 15-year period, its violent crime rate has not changed, according to a new report by The Research Bureau.

Meanwhile, Worcester’s violent crime rate ranks it fifth among the 10 largest New England cities — with a rate of violent crime that is higher than Providence and Boston, but lower than New Haven, Conn., Springfield, Hartford and Bridgeport, Conn.

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