Crime Overview 2020


Massachusetts


24.85
compared to 2019

Crime Overview

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

   Number of Crimes: 251,664
   Clearance Rate: 22%
   Population: 6,893,574
   Crime Rate: 3,651 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.

-20.25
compared to 2019

Arrests

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

   Number of Arrests: 78,152
   Population: 6,893,574
   Arrest Rate: 1,134 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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