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Boston Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)

Boston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Boston for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Boston in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 78.15% and the city property crime rate in Boston was lower than the national property crime rate average by 12.27%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Boston was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 87.66% and the city property crime rate in Boston was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 37.73%.

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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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,910
ArsonN/A
Burglary1,837
Larceny and Theft11,429
Motor Vehicle Theft1,223
Murder and Manslaughter49
Rape278
Robbery1,530
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)21,752
Property Crime14,489
Violent Crime4,767
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,246
Arson0
Burglary1,931
Larceny and Theft9,992
Motor Vehicle Theft627
Murder and Manslaughter39
Rape272
Robbery1,318
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)19,813
Property Crime12,550
Violent Crime3,875

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Boston Property Crime

Boston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Boston Crime 2016

Boston Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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