Crime Overview 2019


Massachusetts


0.65
compared to 2018

Crime Overview

The graphs in this theme are an overview of crime in the jurisdictions within the state of Massachusetts.

   Number of Crimes: 200,829
   Clearance Rate: 30%
   Population: 6,892,503
   Crime Rate: 2,914 per 100,000

Note: The data in this theme is NIBRS and only reflects data from agencies who have successfully submitted NIBRS data for the selected year. 

Crimes

Trend

Crimes Against Person Offenses

Crimes where victims are always individuals

Crimes Against Society Offenses

Society crimes represent society's prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity; they are typically victimless crimes in which property is not an object.

Crimes Against Property Offenses

The object of a crime against property is to obtain money, property, or another benefit.

-4.17
compared to 2018

Arrests

An arrest is when the police use their legal authority to take someone into custody.

   Number of Arrests: 97,206
   Population: 6,892,503
   Arrest Rate: 1,410 per 100,000

Arrest Breakdown

Arrests Juvenile/Adult

Crimes Against Person Arrests

Crimes where victims are always individuals

Crimes Against Society Arrests

Society crimes represent society's prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity; they are typically victimless crimes in which property is not an object.

Crimes Against Property Arrests

The object of a crime against property is to obtain money, property, or another benefit.

Group B Arrests

Group B offenses tend to be minor in nature. Only arrest information is tracked.

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