CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News told you about Agawam, Amherst and Belchertown making the “safe city” list. However, what are other western Massachusetts cities ranked?
22News checked FBI’s crime statistics to see how other western Massachusetts rank:
- Agawam reported 1 violent crime per 1,000 residents.
- West Springfield had about 5 violent crimes per 1,000 people.
- As for Holyoke and Springfield, the number goes up to about 10 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
A concerning trend for parents in Hampden County.
Kyra Rodriguez of Chicopee told 22News, “I don’t have a problem walking myself, but would I let my children walk? Probably not. So it’s kind of, that’s the difference. Back in the day we’d be outside playing, but nowadays I wouldn’t let them do that.”
FBI’s “violent crimes” report tracks the number of reported incidents of murder, rape, robbery and assault.
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