According to a 24/7 Wall St report released this month, Fall River was the most dangerous city in the state and the second most dangerous in New England for 2016.
While Fall River Police and initiatives by Mayor Correia, such as a new substation, have reduced crime in the city recently, the figures indicate more reduction in crime is still needed. The mayor in his State of the City and his 2019 budget addressed the need for increasing the police force and combating the city’s drug issues that has led to some of the current crime statistics.
Here is 24/7 Wall St’s assessment of Fall River. Do you agree?
May 29, 2018 at 4:43 pm
I have reached out to the Mayor be cause of drug dealing going on in my neighborhood for years now. I just don’t understand how this has continued for many years. It’s all night and day. None of them work. They all collect some kind of check. Sublet rooms in the apartment they rent. Lots of noise especially on the weekends. They use the yard and the sidewalk as a dump for their trash. The yard is always full of trash, unregistered vehicles,discarded furniture. It’s ridiculous. They really need to look into all the drug dealing going on here. They even deal drugs to the high rise on Pleasant St. Wake up Mayor CORREIA. Lots of young people dying from these drugs distributed. You want people to help you locate the dealers well do something about it when it’s brought to your attention.
March 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm
My son moved here for a frsh start and new job. Someone sold my child fentanyl laced heroin and he died on 12/17/18. He had only been there for a couple of weeks. The sound of this place haunts me
June 24, 2019 at 1:34 pm
Sorry for your loss ?
August 26, 2020 at 4:12 am
My heart goes out to you… My brother as well
August 13, 2019 at 1:42 am
and should be ranked the dirtiest too…the amount of garbage on the streets is astonishing.
August 31, 2020 at 5:11 pm
The report we are looking at was published in 2016. I wonder what the numbers are now. I have seen so much more violence in Fall River and New Bedford recently. I think this is a national issue at this time. Violence is everywhere. This year in particular, we were hit with the pandemic – which in my opinion, was shoved under some carpet in Washington. No guidance. So politicized. Then the homicide of George Floyd and Blacks around the world had had enough of the inequalities. Black lives do matter! This uprising in the name of justice, has its place and I’m happy that it is happening. However certain politicians fave fostered the anger in the wrong ways. White Supremisists have taken hold in so many places. This does not support the Black Lives Matter in the quest for equality and justice. And the issues with blacks being killed in the streets continuous. The anger is everywhere. This has certainly been a bad year for our country. The anger has so easily turned into violence. It is horrible. vote BLUE
May 28, 2021 at 2:25 pm
Vote ” Blue”. Yea, that’s working real good.
January 31, 2022 at 1:11 pm
Ah, ya. Right. Seems like your attitude and viewpoint is a little skewed. What got a hold of Fall River is all pushed by the Democrat Party who are full of white supremacists!