Crime Trend in Massachusetts

There were 22,578 violent crimes, 152 murders, 81,317 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Massachusetts

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 22,578 327.6 [51]
2018 23,424 340.3 [51]
2017 24,560 358.0 [52]
2016 25,975 380.7 [52]
2015 26,562 390.9 [53]
2014 26,689 395.1 [53]
2013 27,038 404.0 [54]
2012 27,047 407.0 [54]
2011 28,219 428.4 [55]
2010 30,737 468.9 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Massachusetts

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 152 2.2 [51]
2018 138 2.0 [51]
2017 173 2.5 [52]
2016 135 2.0 [52]
2015 128 1.9 [53]
2014 133 2.0 [53]
2013 137 2.0 [54]
2012 121 1.8 [54]
2011 185 2.8 [55]
2010 214 3.3 [55]

The number of robberies in Massachusetts

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 3,613 52.4 [51]
2018 4,084 59.3 [51]
2017 4,871 71.0 [52]
2016 5,365 78.6 [52]
2015 5,288 77.8 [53]
2014 6,077 90.0 [53]
2013 6,706 100.2 [54]
2012 6,555 98.6 [54]
2011 6,768 102.7 [55]
2010 6,897 105.2 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Massachusetts

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 16,609 241.0 [51]
2018 16,737 243.2 [51]
2017 17,319 252.5 [52]
2016 18,334 268.7 [52]
2015 19,071 280.7 [53]
2014 18,277 270.6 [53]
2013 18,106 270.5 [54]
2012 18,721 281.7 [54]
2011 19,638 298.1 [55]
2010 21,842 333.2 [55]

The number of property crimes in Massachusetts

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 81,317 1179.8 [51]
2018 87,658 1273.6 [51]
2017 98,575 1437.0 [52]
2016 106,430 1559.7 [52]
2015 114,871 1690.7 [53]
2014 125,481 1857.6 [53]
2013 137,285 2051.2 [54]
2012 143,325 2156.8 [54]
2011 148,790 2258.7 [55]
2010 154,496 2356.8 [55]

The number of burglaries in Massachusetts

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 12,341 179.0 [51]
2018 14,095 204.8 [51]
2017 17,089 249.1 [52]
2016 19,204 281.4 [52]
2015 21,890 322.2 [53]
2014 24,951 369.4 [53]
2013 30,735 459.2 [54]
2012 34,635 521.2 [54]
2011 36,533 554.6 [55]
2010 37,903 578.2 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Massachusetts

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 62,844 911.8 [51]
2018 66,968 973.0 [51]
2017 73,946 1078.0 [52]
2016 79,155 1160.0 [52]
2015 84,912 1249.7 [53]
2014 92,226 1365.3 [53]
2013 97,428 1455.7 [54]
2012 99,453 1496.6 [54]
2011 101,471 1540.3 [55]
2010 105,124 1603.6 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Massachusetts

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 6,132 89.0 [51]
2018 6,595 95.8 [51]
2017 7,540 109.9 [52]
2016 8,071 118.3 [52]
2015 8,069 118.8 [53]
2014 8,304 122.9 [53]
2013 9,122 136.3 [54]
2012 9,237 139.0 [54]
2011 10,786 163.7 [55]
2010 11,469 175.0 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

The crime rates in all states

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