Boston, MA 

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Crime in Boston, MA

Crime in Boston, MA is significantly higher than the national average. The violent crime rate in Boston stands at 37.3, while the national average is only 22.7. Similarly, the property crime rate in Boston is 35.8, much higher than the US average of 35.4. This means that citizens of Boston and its surrounding areas are more likely to experience a violent or property crime than in any other part of the country on average. As such, it is important for residents to take precautions against criminal activity and remain vigilant in order to protect themselves and their families from victimization.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Boston violent crime is 37.3. (The US average is 22.7)
Boston property crime is 35.8. (The US average is 35.4)


NOTE: The city of Boston, Massachusetts does not have FBI Crime Statistics. The closest similar sized city with FBI crime data is the city of Jersey City, New Jersey. The charts below are detailed crime statistics for the city of Jersey City, Massachusetts. Click links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft



Brookline, MA Crime History

*Closest City
Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000166.9016.352.6981680.1339.31123.1217.7
2001263.2020.985.4156.91810.8407.81167.7235.3
2002311.31.715.693.4200.61883.6368.41335.3179.9
2003304.81.8791.12051578.4350.41038.9189.2
2004021.281.41853.3380.61311.7161.1
2005012.5105.31807.9390.81336.780.3
2007234.601.865.5167.31833.5292.91471.669.1
200805.5551579286.11252.640.3
200907.254.21377.3185.9114843.3
2010288.805.453.8229.61485.2267.31176.741.3
2011209.801.749.1159.11408301.21072.933.8
2012137.506.75278.81346248.11067.830.2
2013143.1010.126.9106.11138.4180.2924.533.7
2014279.401.728.6249.11287.6154.81112.620.2
2015275.503.431.9240.31350.8228.51085.337
201603.420.31033.3130.4885.916.9
20177601.720.3541122.7153.6950.518.6
201894.608.415.270.91067.6119.9912.235.5
201996.71.73.423.867.9853.674.7768.710.2



Crime in Nearby Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Brookline, MA96.7853.655,40032019
Boston, MA607.2853.6630,64842019
Cambridge, MA278.51,653.8102,86642019
Somerville, MA203.31,255.178,43852019
Watertown Town, MA80.1881.532,78062019
Milton, MA40.0222.127,42062019



Crime in Similar Size Cities

City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Jersey City, NJ522.71,903.9233,2421902019
Newark, NJ619.01,641.0278,9061942019
Buffalo, NY990.73,245.4257,4463972019
Virginia Beach, VA129.41,760.7442,7844642019
Pittsburgh, PA578.83,016.1308,6094782018
Cleveland, OH1,516.64,467.2397,1065472019


Visualize the relationship between violent and property crime in similar size cities.





Reviews for Boston    122 Reviews

Boston is great! - 4/2/2023
health care in the country, plenty of jobs, gorgeous architecture, cool neighborhoods, lots of great restaurants, and always something to do. The beautiful coast, the... Read More

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Many pros, but all are outweighed by the cons - 1/31/2022
I've lived in/near Boston my whole life almost. It has many pros such as a big city feel, extremely safe, reliable train transportation, great food. However any pro... Read More

Do you want to feel poor?! Come on down! - 10/4/2021
I moved to MA from the country of Georgia in eastern Europe. Then traveled quite a bit in the U.S. Boston definitely has its own flavor. Suburbs offer okay schools,... Read More


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