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Massachusetts Crime Statistics and Rates Report (MA)

Massachusetts crime statistics indicate a total downward trend in crime based on data from 13 years when violent crime was decreasing and property crime was decreasing.

Based on this report, the crime rate in Massachusetts for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2012 when the state violent crime rate was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 4.82% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 24.7%.


Property and Violent Crime

Massachusetts Property Crime
Massachusetts Violent Crime
2012 Crime (Actual Data)Incidents
Aggravated Assault18,638
Forcible Rape1,642
Larceny and Theft99,317
Motor Vehicle Theft9,232
Murder and Manslaughter121
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)170,042
Property Crime143,089
Violent Crime26,953

State versus National Crime Comparison

Massachusetts Property Crime vs. National Comparison

Massachusetts Violent Crime vs. National Comparison

Massachusetts crime rates by city (Large cities)

Massachusetts crime rates by city (Small cities)


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