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Boston Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Boston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Boston for 2016 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Boston in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 115.83% and the city property crime rate in Boston was higher than the national property crime rate average but only by 1.76%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Boston was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 105.9% and the city property crime rate in Boston was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 35.14%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Boston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Boston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Boston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,050
Arson0
Burglary3,325
Forcible Rape249
Larceny and Theft13,400
Motor Vehicle Theft1,624
Murder and Manslaughter57
Robbery1,910
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)25,612
Property Crime18,349
Violent Crime5,266
2016 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,575
Arson0
Burglary2,524
Forcible Rape251
Larceny and Theft12,479
Motor Vehicle Theft0
Murder and Manslaughter67
Robbery1,493
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)21,135
Property Crime13,872
Violent Crime4,387

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Boston Property Crime

Boston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Boston Crime 2012

Boston Crime 2016

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Boston Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Boston Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Boston, Massachusetts crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Boston crime report data for 2016 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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