Worcester police chief takes issue with crime rank

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WORCESTER —  The use of outdated statistics and varying definitions of aggravated assault are just a couple of reasons Police Chief Gary J. Gemme questions the city’s violent crime ranking in a recent report by The Research Bureau.

The chief also points to homicide and shooting numbers in Boston and Providence, two cities ranked lower than Worcester in the report, to further strengthen his belief the rankings are incorrect.

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