Boston, MA Arrest Records

Boston, MA is among the most violent cities in the USA with 7.07 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 253rd safest city in Massachusetts among the 269 cities.
Boston, MA property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 21.50 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 11,429 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 2.91% compared to 2015.

Boston Crime Rate

Total arrests in Boston 2016 decreased by 4.25% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 4,702 to 4,767 while non-violent crime decreased by 5.96% from 15,408 to 14,489.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 11,429
Aggravated assault 2,910
Burglary 1,837
Robbery 1,530
Motor vehicle theft 1,223

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 Boston 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 Boston increased by 1.38% from 2015 and decreased by 9.23% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 5,252 to 4,767. In 2016 violent crime rate in Boston was 50.74% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.707%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Boston decreased by 5.96% from 2015 and decreased by 25.49% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 19,445 to 14,489. In 2016 property crime rate in Boston was 24.36% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 2.15%.

How Boston stands up against other cities

Boston vs. Cambridge

You’ll be in more risk in Boston compared to Cambridge that had 16.06% lower crime rate compared to Boston according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 4.3183 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.6932 in Cambridge city.
Arson rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0540 in Cambridge.

Boston vs. Lowell

You’ll be in more risk in Boston compared to Lowell that had 18.71% lower crime rate compared to Boston according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 4.3183 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.0896 in Lowell city.
Larceny rates of 16.9600 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 12.5285 in Lowell.

Names with the most arrests in Boston

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 50% are people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Boston is 0.14% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 7.83 daily crimes that occur in Boston.
  • Boston is more violent than Cambridge.
  • In Boston you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Boston have decreased by 4.25%.