Brockton, MA Arrest Records

Brockton, MA is among the most violent cities in the USA with 10.81 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 260th safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Brockton, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 24.06 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,498 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 1.63% compared to 2015.

Brockton Crime Rate

Total arrests in Brockton 2016 increased by 7.41% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 942 to 1,029 while non-violent crime increased by 6.61% from 2,148 to 2,290.

5 Crimes In Brockton, MA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,498
Aggravated assault 774
Burglary 512
Motor vehicle theft 280
Robbery 169

Other Cities in Massachusetts with the Most Arrests

Among the 269 cities in state the most dangerous is Boston with 4,767 violent crimes that’s 19.78% of total of 24,103. Holyoke has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 19 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Holyoke 60.12
West Springfield 48.59
North Adams 46.65
Springfield 43.22
Hadley 43.19

Safest Cities in Massachusetts

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

City Arrests
Wayland 0.80
Groveland 1.92
Norfolk 2.08
Topsfield 2.12
Norton 2.21

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Brockton increased by 9.24% from 2015 and decreased by 11.29% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,160 to 1,029. In 2016 violent crime rate in Brockton was 130.36% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.081%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Brockton increased by 6.61% from 2015 and decreased by 29.08% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 3,229 to 2,290. In 2016 property crime rate in Brockton was 15.36% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 2.406%.

How Brockton stands up against other cities

Brockton vs. Somerville

You’ll be in more risk in Brockton compared to Somerville that had 49.94% lower crime rate compared to Brockton according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 8.1312 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.7800 in Somerville city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.9415 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.2608 in Somerville.

Brockton vs. Lowell

You’ll be in more risk in Brockton compared to Lowell that had 33.38% lower crime rate compared to Brockton according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0315 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Lowell city.
Arson rates of 0.1366 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1171 in Lowell.

Names with the most arrests in Brockton

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 100% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brockton is 0.05% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 9.55 daily crimes that occur in Brockton.
  • Brockton is more violent than Somerville.
  • In Brockton you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Brockton have increased by 7.41%.