Boston Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Boston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Boston for 2014 is expected to be lower than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Boston in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 123.83% and the city property crime rate in Boston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 8.87%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Boston was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 93.62% and the city property crime rate in Boston was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 36.26%.
Boston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita Boston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Boston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,564
ArsonN/A
Burglary3,587
Forcible Rape256
Larceny and Theft15,004
Motor Vehicle Theft2,037
Murder and Manslaughter73
Robbery1,926
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)27,891
Property Crime20,628
Violent Crime5,819
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault3,551
Arson0
Burglary2,980
Forcible Rape191
Larceny and Theft14,567
Motor Vehicle Theft0
Murder and Manslaughter69
Robbery1,955
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)23,438
Property Crime16,175
Violent Crime5,766

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Boston Property Crime Boston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Boston Crime 2010 Boston Crime 2014

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 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

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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