Crime rates in Boston by year

Type

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
65
(11.0)
60
(10.1)
39
(6.6)
61
(10.5)
73
(12.9)
75
(13.3)
65
(11.0)
62
(10.3)
50
(8.0)
73
(11.3)
63
(10.1)
57
(9.0)
39
(6.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
361
(61.0)
369
(61.9)
262
(44.4)
269
(46.4)
268
(47.2)
275
(48.9)
263
(44.4)
237
(39.2)
269
(43.1)
256
(39.7)
271
(43.6)
249
(39.5)
279
(43.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,523
(426.2)
2,533
(424.7)
2,759
(467.8)
2,428
(418.6)
2,649
(466.7)
2,698
(479.7)
2,242
(378.8)
2,398
(396.7)
2,277
(364.8)
1,926
(299.0)
1,904
(306.4)
1,910
(302.9)
1,868
(290.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4,412
(745.3)
3,994
(669.6)
4,113
(697.4)
4,159
(717.0)
4,489
(790.9)
4,485
(797.5)
4,267
(721.0)
3,979
(658.3)
3,596
(576.1)
3,564
(553.4)
3,014
(485.1)
3,050
(483.6)
2,851
(442.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,222
(713.2)
3,830
(642.1)
4,344
(736.5)
4,545
(783.5)
4,531
(798.3)
4,121
(732.8)
3,810
(643.7)
3,493
(577.9)
2,955
(473.4)
3,587
(556.9)
3,482
(560.4)
3,325
(527.2)
3,096
(480.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17,608
(2,974.6)
17,824
(2,988.4)
17,069
(2,894.1)
17,526
(3,021.3)
15,957
(2,811.4)
16,897
(3,004.5)
17,351
(2,931.6)
16,531
(2,734.8)
15,507
(2,484.2)
15,004
(2,329.6)
14,064
(2,263.4)
13,400
(2,124.8)
13,147
(2,042.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8,194
(1,384.3)
7,096
(1,189.7)
6,463
(1,095.8)
5,545
(955.9)
4,717
(831.1)
4,076
(724.8)
3,418
(577.5)
2,405
(397.9)
2,287
(366.4)
2,037
(316.3)
1,899
(305.6)
1,624
(257.5)
1,610
(250.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7)602.0566.8560.0555.9572.5574.5502.8464.7419.3395.7382.3364.4343.3

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Boston, Massachusetts as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Boston to the number of sex offenders is 39,780 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


See how dangerous Boston, MA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Boston:

343.3
Brookline:

89.7
Cambridge:

218.2
Milton:

96.9
Somerville:

169.6
Watertown:

106.6
Chelsea:

524.8
Quincy:

197.4
Newton:

71.8
Violent crime rate in 2013
Boston:

404.9
U.S. Average:

203.3
Violent crime rate in 2012
Boston:

432.6
U.S. Average:

214.5
Violent crime rate in 2011
Boston:

441.1
U.S. Average:

214.1
Violent crime rate in 2010
Boston:

468.9
U.S. Average:

223.2
Violent crime rate in 2009
Boston:

508.2
U.S. Average:

238.0
Violent crime rate in 2008
Boston:

563.5
U.S. Average:

252.4
Violent crime rate in 2007
Boston:

591.4
U.S. Average:

259.7
Violent crime rate in 2006
Boston:

685.4
U.S. Average:

264.1
Violent crime rate in 2005
Boston:

673.4
U.S. Average:

258.9
Violent crime rate in 2004
Boston:

609.6
U.S. Average:

256.0
Violent crime rate in 2003
Boston:

614.4
U.S. Average:

262.6
Violent crime rate in 2002
Boston:

603.8
U.S. Average:

272.2
Violent crime rate in 2001
Boston:

641.8
U.S. Average:

276.6
Property crime rate in 2013
Boston:

226.3
U.S. Average:

250.2
Property crime rate in 2012
Boston:

240.2
U.S. Average:

267.3
Property crime rate in 2011
Boston:

260.2
U.S. Average:

273.5
Property crime rate in 2010
Boston:

264.2
U.S. Average:

276.4
Property crime rate in 2009
Boston:

262.8
U.S. Average:

285.6
Property crime rate in 2008
Boston:

299.4
U.S. Average:

302.2
Property crime rate in 2007
Boston:

347.4
U.S. Average:

309.2
Property crime rate in 2006
Boston:

389.1
U.S. Average:

317.3
Property crime rate in 2005
Boston:

407.8
U.S. Average:

322.3
Property crime rate in 2004
Boston:

433.0
U.S. Average:

327.4
Property crime rate in 2003
Boston:

438.0
U.S. Average:

334.1
Property crime rate in 2002
Boston:

437.9
U.S. Average:

336.9
Property crime rate in 2001
Boston:

478.9
U.S. Average:

337.2

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,704 (2,131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.31
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,700 (2,130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,719 (2,156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.47
Massachusetts average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,680 (2,094 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,760 (2,177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Massachusetts average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,862 (2,213 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,810 (2,170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.67
Massachusetts average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,625 (2,056 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Massachusetts average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,663 (2,075 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.52
Massachusetts average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,673 (2,036 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,645 (2,053 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.48
Massachusetts average:

2.56


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Boston

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

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