Boston, MA Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Boston and Massachusetts

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Boston experienced 4702 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 2,873 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 390.9 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Massachusetts, the most common property crime was larceny with 11,772 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Boston:


Boston Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (19th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (13th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (71st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (27th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (28th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (67th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (25th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (13th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 26th
  • Violent Crimes: 27th (709th per 100k)
  • Murder: 44th (360th per 100k)
  • Rape: 44th (1,065th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 25th (933rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 27th (297th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 49th (3,234th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 64th (3,193rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 43rd (3,104th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 61st (1,477th per 100k)

In Suffolk County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 667,137
  • Households: 256,294
  • Median Income: $55,777.00
  • Land Area: 48.347 miles2
  • Water Area: 41.255 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Boston, MA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 53 38
Rape 280 240
Agg. Assault 2736 2873
Robbery 1680 1551
Burglary 2680 2357
Vehicle Thefts 1512 1279

Violent Crimes in Boston, MA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 38
Rape 240
Aggravated Assault 2873
Robbery 1551

Property Crimes in Boston, MA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 2357
Larceny 11772
Motor Vehicle Theft 1279

Burglary in Boston, MA

Year Burglary
2006 4121
2007 3810
2008 3493
2009 2955
2010 3587
2011 3482
2013 3096
2014 2680
2015 2357

Property Crimes in Boston, MA

Year Property Crimes
2006 25094
2007 24579
2008 22429
2009 20749
2010 20628
2011 19445
2013 17853
2014 17269
2015 15408

Massachusetts Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 26399 26562
Murder 132 128
Rape 3809 3683
Agg. Assault 18051 19071
Robbery 6036 5288
Property Crimes 125267 114871
Burglary 24964 21890
Larceny 92043 84912
Vehicle Thefts 8260 8069

Burglary in the state of Massachusetts

Year Burglary
2006 35181
2007 35662
2008 36094
2009 34665
2010 37767
2011 36533
2012 34540
2013 30735
2014 24964
2015 21890

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