2. Fall River
Crime: 5th worst in Massachusetts
Household income: $34,437
Unemployment rate: 11.1%
Folks in nearby Fall River don’t have it much better. The crime is just about as atrocious, and the residents here are chronically underemployed. Only one other city in Massachusetts has a higher unemployment rate. Here’s lookin’ at you, Lawrence.
Between New Bedford and Fall River, there were 173 reported rapes last year. Just wow.