Browse Massachusetts Police Arrest Records Directory

Massachusetts’ Department of Criminal Justice Information Services makes criminal records open to the public for searching and viewing. You can perform a quick, free search right here at policearrests.com.

Massachusetts Arrest Records and Warrants

If you have ever been arrested in Massachusetts, your record will come up when someone does a criminal records search. All arrests, convictions and open warrants are public records and available with a quick name search. Arrest records are compiled from police, court and prison data.

Performing a Background Check in Massachusetts

You cannot be too careful these days so to protect your business and your family; it often makes sense to perform a full background check on someone before hiring them for a job, renting property to them or having them watch your children. Sometimes you might be wondering about a new suspicious neighbor or someone working at your children’s school. With a quick background check, you can find out quickly if they have any sex offenses against them, driving violations or more serious crimes.

Criminal Records Search

All criminal data in Massachusetts is collected and maintained by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation. Massachusetts has two types of records, one of which is namebased known as CORI and the other is based on fingerprint identification. Both types are contained within the master database of criminal records for Massachusetts. When doing a criminal records search, you can see all misdemeanors and felony convictions.

Massachusetts Prison and Inmate Records

Massachusetts makes it very easy to locate an inmate in a Mass. jail or prison. Using just the person’s name, you can find out where they are incarcerated, how long they will be there, what they are guilty of and when they will be released. You can also see their age, race, date of birth, offender ID and additional information.

Massachusetts Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Massachusetts in 2016 decreased by 2.54% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 23,991 to 24,103 while non-violent crime decreased by 3.26% from 101,107 to 97,813.

5 Crimes In Massachusetts 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 72,127
Burglary 17,937
Aggravated assault 16,970
Motor vehicle theft 7,749
Robbery 5,077

Safest Cities in Massachusetts

Are you planning a move to Massachusetts? Here are the safest cities in Massachusetts with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Massachusetts is 1 out of 267 down by 0.05% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Franklin and safest city to encounter a property crime is Wayland.

City Crime Rate
Wayland 1
Groveland 2
Norfolk 2
Topsfield 2
Norton 2

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in MA increased by 0.47% from 2015 and decreased by 8.24% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 26,268 to 24,103. In 2016 violent crimes in MA was 20.12% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Massachusetts is 0.375%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Massachusetts decreased by 3.26% from 2015 and decreased by 26.83% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 133,688 to 97,813. In 2016 property crimes in MA was 46.48% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 1.521%.

How Massachusetts stands up against other states

Massachusetts vs. Tennessee

You’ll be safer in Massachusetts compared to Tennessee. Tennessee had an 146.74% higher crime rate than Massachusetts. Arizona scored the highest with a 99.95% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in Tennessee. Burglary rates of 279 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 502 per 100,000 people and lower than average 730 in Tennessee.

Massachusetts vs. Arizona

You’ll be safer in Massachusetts compared to Arizona. Arizona had an 99.95% higher crime rate than Massachusetts. Indiana scored the highest with a 126.99% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Murder rates of 2 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 6 per 100,000 people and lower than average 5 in Arizona. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 121 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 286 per 100,000 people and lower than average 295 in Arizona.

Names with the most arrests in Massachusetts

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 36.85% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Massachusetts is 0.08% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.19 daily crimes that occur in Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts is safer than Tennessee.
  • In Massachusetts you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Massachusetts have decreased by 2.54%.

Massachusetts Police Arrest Records by Counties