Table 8

MASSACHUSETTS
Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
by State by City, 2008
City Population Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson1
Abington 16,590 56 1 10 5 40 360 119 213 28 0
Acton 20,795 21 0 5 2 14 273 46 223 4 0
Acushnet 10,474 24 0 2 1 21 173 70 91 12 3
Adams 8,145 39 0 6 0 33 251 83 161 7 2
Agawam 28,353 43 0 6 7 30 325 80 206 39 5
Amesbury 16,421 46 0 6 3 37 291 40 241 10 3
Amherst 36,106 86 0 13 9 64 470 211 235 24 2
Andover 33,442 10 0 0 2 8 441 61 360 20 1
Aquinnah 355 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0
Arlington 40,989 55 0 3 14 38 661 185 441 35 16
Ashburnham 6,009 6 0 0 1 5 45 18 25 2 4
Ashfield 1,817 3 0 0 0 3 16 5 11 0
Ashland 15,927 20 0 3 1 16 163 56 98 9 0
Athol 11,637 47 0 7 3 37 291 109 172 10 2
Attleboro 43,228 143 0 8 31 104 956 223 662 71 9
Auburn2 16,298 0 4 13 503 83 393 27 8
Avon 4,285 6 0 0 2 4 195 23 161 11
Ayer 7,378 24 0 3 5 16 148 50 88 10 3
Barnstable 47,828 372 1 39 41 291 1,638 450 1,105 83 14
Barre 5,455 20 0 2 2 16 72 21 47 4
Becket 1,803 2 0 0 0 2 50 26 24 0
Bedford 13,215 4 0 2 0 2 185 29 153 3 0
Belchertown 14,094 19 0 1 0 18 164 36 111 17 2
Belmont 23,252 38 0 5 8 25 263 96 152 15 1
Berkley 6,519 7 0 0 1 6 75 39 33 3 0
Berlin 2,740 0 0 0 0 0 18 1 16 1 0
Bernardston 2,234 3 0 0 0 3 24 7 14 3 0
Beverly 39,435 122 0 10 20 92 695 107 548 40 0
Blackstone 9,058 20 0 1 1 18 145 37 93 15 1
Bolton 4,522 2 0 0 0 2 61 29 31 1 2
Boston 604,465 6,676 62 237 2,398 3,979 22,429 3,493 16,531 2,405
Bourne 19,048 63 0 5 10 48 580 258 313 9 3
Boxborough 5,124 11 0 2 2 7 52 14 34 4 1
Boxford 8,088 0 0 0 0 0 65 9 54 2 0
Boylston 4,298 2 0 0 0 2 32 10 21 1 0
Braintree 34,495 45 0 5 6 34 912 76 806 30 1
Brewster 10,009 16 0 0 0 16 129 35 87 7 2
Bridgewater 25,546 51 0 4 5 42 236 59 166 11 2
Brookline2 54,527 0 3 30 861 156 683 22 2
Buckland 1,990 7 0 1 0 6 17 4 13 0 0
Burlington 25,319 23 0 1 5 17 688 191 470 27 1
Cambridge 101,362 414 2 14 155 243 3,138 396 2,500 242 10
Canton 22,054 54 0 3 3 48 301 66 218 17 3
Carlisle 4,900 2 0 1 0 1 15 10 5 0 0
Carver 11,592 20 0 1 3 16 100 30 62 8 3
Charlemont 1,368 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 7 0 0
Charlton 12,740 15 0 1 2 12 131 40 74 17 2
Chatham 6,735 5 0 0 0 5 191 44 146 1 0
Chelmsford 34,187 45 0 2 8 35 651 68 557 26 1
Chelsea 38,621 669 2 25 212 430 1,635 407 979 249 1
Cheshire 3,287 0 0 0 0 0 12 8 4 0
Chicopee 53,777 323 2 25 57 239 1,678 470 1,059 149 5
Chilmark 978 1 0 0 0 1 16 5 11 0 0
Clinton 14,101 4 0 0 0 4 122 23 92 7 0
Cohasset 7,171 7 0 1 1 5 128 62 64 2 0
Concord 17,543 13 0 0 2 11 273 88 182 3 2
Dalton 6,546 21 0 4 1 16 84 24 59 1 6
Danvers 26,958 52 0 2 9 41 945 65 845 35 1
Dartmouth 34,446 74 0 5 11 58 1,069 157 869 43 7
Dedham 24,217 37 0 3 20 14 593 74 492 27 1
Dennis 15,406 79 0 5 7 67 518 166 333 19 4
Dighton 6,819 13 0 0 0 13 27 10 15 2
Douglas 8,033 12 0 3 0 9 34 12 15 7 0
Dover 5,634 4 0 0 0 4 21 4 16 1 0
Dracut 29,608 32 0 2 11 19 280 45 235 0 1
Dudley 11,181 23 0 3 2 18 52 32 17 3 1
East Bridgewater 13,988 23 0 4 2 17 206 42 148 16 1
East Brookfield 2,065 6 0 0 1 5 49 7 39 3 1
Eastham 5,440 0 0 0 0 0 80 26 54 0 0
Easthampton 16,072 43 0 1 2 40 179 63 109 7 6
East Longmeadow 15,363 23 0 1 2 20 369 64 290 15 2
Easton 23,047 15 0 0 4 11 211 44 159 8 0
Edgartown 3,935 8 0 0 0 8 103 25 69 9 0
Egremont 1,351 2 0 0 0 2 22 5 17 0 0
Erving 1,546 6 0 1 0 5 38 14 22 2 0
Everett 37,172 188 2 15 50 121 1,352 325 874 153 1
Fairhaven 16,115 51 1 0 10 40 558 146 389 23 2
Fall River 90,760 1,088 3 65 240 780 3,528 842 2,337 349 37
Falmouth 33,302 125 1 15 9 100 1,110 552 520 38 16
Fitchburg2 40,377 4 24 62 1,182 316 761 105 12
Framingham 64,519 196 1 11 40 144 1,600 268 1,166 166
Franklin 31,608 3 0 0 2 1 96 15 78 3 1
Freetown 8,990 17 0 0 1 16 163 58 90 15 3
Gardner 20,587 88 0 11 8 69 557 190 331 36 3
Georgetown 8,241 2 0 0 0 2 41 5 35 1
Gill 1,381 1 0 0 0 1 16 5 11 0 0
Gloucester 30,303 26 0 10 1 15 624 103 504 17 1
Goshen 960 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
Grafton 17,872 7 0 0 0 7 136 58 61 17 1
Granby 6,303 7 0 1 0 6 102 12 83 7 0
Granville 1,695 2 0 0 0 2 25 9 16 0
Great Barrington 7,353 13 0 2 2 9 126 37 85 4 1
Greenfield 17,651 121 0 18 6 97 563 258 278 27 3
Groton 10,776 2 0 1 0 1 39 12 27 0 1
Groveland 7,041 3 0 0 0 3 48 8 39 1 0
Hadley 4,786 16 0 1 4 11 186 30 149 7 1
Halifax 7,722 20 0 3 0 17 70 16 48 6 0
Hamilton 8,170 0 0 0 0 0 61 11 49 1 0
Hampden 5,321 9 0 3 1 5 45 13 31 1 0
Hanover 14,064 4 0 0 1 3 368 42 321 5 0
Hanson2 10,010 1 2 2 166 45 109 12 4
Hardwick 2,653 10 0 0 0 10 25 4 19 2 1
Harvard 6,001 2 0 0 0 2 49 19 29 1 1
Harwich 12,381 32 0 2 2 28 273 114 153 6 3
Hatfield 3,259 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 3 0
Haverhill 60,001 403 1 11 60 331 1,476 677 667 132 5
Hingham 22,724 7 0 0 3 4 358 74 279 5 0
Hinsdale 1,945 6 0 0 0 6 5 4 1 0
Holden 16,695 10 0 0 1 9 91 19 68 4 1
Holliston 13,953 9 0 0 1 8 69 14 52 3 0
Holyoke 39,722 451 2 44 65 340 2,347 461 1,650 236 20
Hopedale 6,195 8 1 1 0 6 47 15 28 4 1
Hopkinton 14,419 2 0 0 0 2 84 3 78 3 0
Hubbardston 4,531 8 0 0 0 8 36 7 22 7 1
Hudson 19,766 2 0 1 0 1 172 22 137 13 0
Hull 11,064 42 0 0 3 39 150 51 88 11 1
Kingston 12,405 43 0 3 4 36 387 39 332 16 4
Lakeville 10,678 4 0 0 0 4 184 95 78 11 1
Lancaster 7,130 9 0 1 1 7 50 8 35 7 1
Lawrence 69,812 456 4 14 104 334 1,979 615 1,023 341
Lee 5,782 8 0 0 0 8 53 4 38 11 0
Leicester 11,042 24 0 2 2 20 170 34 122 14 3
Lenox 5,106 9 0 2 0 7 91 21 68 2 1
Leominster 41,095 224 1 8 19 196 1,246 220 964 62 8
Leverett 1,753 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 3 0 0
Lexington 30,321 23 0 0 2 21 325 55 262 8 0
Lincoln 7,984 0 0 0 0 0 61 17 42 2 0
Littleton 8,776 15 0 4 0 11 93 24 65 4 1
Longmeadow 15,275 6 0 0 0 6 297 60 226 11 1
Lowell3 110,136 1,167 6 42 225 894 3,750 1,073 2,227 450 33
Ludlow 22,530 15 0 2 5 8 306 84 206 16 3
Lunenburg 10,012 24 0 1 2 21 174 37 124 13 0
Lynn 90,042 816 6 36 182 592 3,014 1,133 1,408 473 8
Lynnfield 11,360 12 0 2 3 7 152 29 114 9 1
Manchester-by-the-Sea 5,268 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 9 1 0
Marblehead 19,994 35 0 2 2 31 196 31 157 8 2
Marion 5,226 10 0 0 1 9 116 35 74 7 0
Marlborough 38,253 147 0 11 15 121 732 108 572 52 3
Marshfield 24,600 47 0 6 11 30 306 64 215 27 0
Mashpee 14,417 46 0 2 6 38 354 116 226 12 4
Mattapoisett 6,468 5 0 0 0 5 100 6 91 3 0
Maynard 10,144 13 0 0 1 12 16 2 13 1 0
Medfield 12,261 7 1 0 0 6 68 12 55 1 2
Medford 55,555 89 0 2 44 43 1,466 205 1,166 95
Medway 12,782 3 0 1 0 2 113 25 86 2 0
Melrose 26,737 30 0 1 9 20 336 75 235 26 2
Mendon 5,823 8 0 1 0 7 43 12 29 2 1
Merrimac 6,459 2 0 1 0 1 32 17 12 3 2
Methuen 43,987 129 1 4 14 110 1,035 221 696 118 1
Middleboro 21,402 92 0 7 12 73 509 129 335 45 1
Millbury 13,551 35 0 0 1 34 282 74 194 14 2
Millis 7,928 1 0 0 0 1 51 13 36 2 0
Millville 2,857 5 0 0 0 5 35 8 26 1 0
Milton 26,298 16 2 0 6 8 280 67 207 6
Monson 8,841 28 0 4 0 24 133 38 90 5 0
Montague 8,318 49 0 7 2 40 186 59 116 11 6
Monterey 963 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nahant 3,505 9 0 1 0 8 30 5 22 3 0
Natick 31,943 60 0 3 4 53 817 65 727 25 0
Needham 28,231 5 0 1 3 1 237 41 191 5 0
New Bedford 91,473 1,191 4 59 301 827 3,353 1,056 1,978 319 43
Newbury 6,950 3 0 2 0 1 49 15 30 4 1
Newburyport 17,133 19 0 1 1 17 249 31 202 16 0
New Salem 998 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Newton 83,191 117 0 8 19 90 1,111 186 896 29 4
Norfolk 10,666 11 1 1 0 9 87 45 41 1 0
North Adams 13,781 85 1 4 5 75 634 251 355 28 4
Northampton 28,341 97 0 9 12 76 813 143 624 46 3
North Andover 27,775 13 2 0 3 8 222 26 186 10 1
North Attleboro 27,994 30 0 2 7 21 635 94 519 22 2
Northborough 14,683 8 0 0 1 7 101 16 80 5 1
Northbridge 14,526 33 0 2 0 31 237 69 161 7 3
North Brookfield2 4,834 0 2 0 38 9 23 6 0
Northfield 2,990 11 0 1 0 10 70 24 43 3
North Reading 14,040 11 0 1 0 10 122 29 91 2 2
Norton 19,366 12 0 5 0 7 104 35 68 1 0
Norwell 10,329 10 0 2 1 7 107 18 85 4 0
Norwood 28,119 35 1 4 11 19 594 93 460 41 3
Oak Bluffs 3,731 6 0 0 0 6 110 12 97 1 0
Orange 7,831 24 0 2 2 20 194 93 95 6 0
Orleans 6,309 7 0 1 0 6 196 45 147 4 2
Oxford 13,671 44 0 1 4 39 169 47 102 20 3
Palmer 12,891 37 0 1 1 35 182 67 105 10 3
Paxton 4,546 3 0 0 1 2 27 10 17 0 0
Peabody 51,846 144 1 9 22 112 1,318 171 1,024 123 6
Pembroke 18,806 41 0 6 3 32 252 57 172 23 0
Pepperell 11,438 27 0 1 2 24 172 32 133 7 0
Pittsfield 42,597 298 0 53 16 229 1,105 374 672 59 6
Plainville 8,388 9 0 0 1 8 118 24 87 7 2
Plymouth 55,608 87 0 4 14 69 995 195 769 31 4
Princeton 3,510 0 0 0 0 0 32 19 13 0 0
Provincetown 3,383 17 0 2 0 15 189 10 177 2 0
Quincy 95,061 347 2 15 105 225 1,872 598 1,139 135 8
Randolph 30,068 150 0 7 22 121 756 138 547 71 1
Raynham 13,893 21 0 9 6 6 455 84 337 34 1
Reading 23,055 13 0 0 3 10 265 44 214 7 0
Rehoboth 11,649 10 0 1 0 9 163 41 105 17 1
Revere 56,445 237 2 15 51 169 1,594 291 1,063 240 2
Rochester 5,301 11 0 1 0 10 77 26 48 3 1
Rockland 17,789 19 0 3 3 13 302 44 241 17
Rockport 7,615 10 0 4 0 6 23 6 15 2 1
Rowley 5,881 5 0 1 1 3 29 8 14 7 2
Royalston 1,396 2 0 0 0 2 12 6 6 0 0
Rutland 8,049 16 0 0 2 14 47 18 25 4 0
Salem 41,531 86 0 10 15 61 846 175 584 87
Salisbury 8,609 46 0 6 1 39 191 79 95 17 1
Sandwich 20,258 26 0 1 3 22 351 90 253 8 4
Saugus 27,327 101 0 5 23 73 1,115 206 831 78 1
Savoy 722 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0
Scituate 17,879 19 0 2 1 16 196 46 140 10 2
Seekonk 13,610 36 0 2 5 29 512 63 426 23 2
Sharon 16,984 5 0 0 0 5 114 34 80 0 1
Shelburne 2,034 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 14 0 0
Sherborn 4,218 0 0 0 0 0 22 11 11 0 0
Shirley 7,738 7 0 1 0 6 58 14 42 2 0
Shrewsbury 33,706 7 0 0 1 6 439 106 314 19 0
Somerset 18,265 49 0 3 8 38 307 38 260 9 0
Somerville 74,012 304 2 20 112 170 2,313 450 1,614 249 7
Southampton2 6,036 0 1 0 53 12 36 5 1
Southborough 9,569 0 0 0 0 0 55 14 36 5 0
Southbridge 16,886 80 0 4 10 66 401 172 199 30 5
South Hadley 16,921 33 0 3 7 23 257 66 185 6 2
Southwick 9,507 11 0 0 0 11 132 42 76 14 0
Springfield 151,249 1,898 14 117 567 1,200 7,336 2,002 4,432 902 61
Stockbridge 2,227 2 0 2 0 0 121 49 69 3 0
Stoughton 26,924 88 0 8 22 58 500 197 276 27 0
Stow 6,378 4 0 0 0 4 46 15 28 3 1
Sturbridge 9,266 20 0 6 0 14 163 33 122 8 1
Sudbury 17,190 4 0 2 0 2 112 21 90 1 0
Sunderland 3,714 14 0 0 1 13 43 21 19 3 0
Sutton 9,107 11 0 1 0 10 82 26 47 9 0
Swampscott 13,940 14 0 2 2 10 245 38 202 5 0
Swansea 16,274 49 0 3 3 43 306 48 231 27 3
Taunton 55,745 305 6 10 51 238 1,267 543 626 98 12
Templeton 7,911 14 1 3 1 9 100 44 49 7 1
Tewksbury 29,692 59 0 15 5 39 501 109 356 36 0
Tisbury 3,809 7 1 0 1 5 121 22 84 15 0
Topsfield 6,056 1 0 0 0 1 67 9 55 3 0
Townsend 9,394 5 0 1 0 4 149 96 48 5 0
Truro 2,139 2 0 1 0 1 23 6 16 1 0
Tyngsboro 11,955 13 0 3 4 6 195 49 126 20 1
Upton 6,629 5 1 0 0 4 53 12 30 11 0
Uxbridge 12,820 20 0 2 0 18 142 58 76 8 3
Wales 1,857 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0
Walpole 23,113 25 0 3 6 16 356 59 285 12 3
Waltham 60,459 89 0 9 15 65 848 108 696 44 1
Ware 9,961 43 0 3 5 35 186 29 146 11 2
Warren 5,108 25 0 0 0 25 59 30 19 10 0
Watertown 32,462 52 0 3 6 43 563 101 433 29 1
Wellesley 26,975 14 0 2 4 8 215 51 155 9 0
Wellfleet 2,746 10 0 0 0 10 66 24 40 2 1
Wenham 4,608 7 0 1 2 4 30 3 25 2 0
Westborough 18,509 13 0 2 4 7 278 80 180 18 2
West Boylston 8,302 15 0 5 3 7 177 32 138 7 0
West Bridgewater 6,682 7 0 0 1 6 133 24 101 8 2
West Brookfield 3,827 8 0 0 1 7 55 15 37 3 0
Westfield 40,857 106 0 21 9 76 648 251 371 26 5
Westford 21,913 5 0 0 1 4 133 29 95 9 0
Westhampton 1,601 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 3 1 0
Westminster 7,446 7 0 1 0 6 144 18 116 10 0
West Newbury 4,283 6 0 0 0 6 25 3 22 0 0
Westport 15,253 55 0 2 0 53 183 74 81 28 1
West Tisbury 2,646 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 11 2 0
Westwood 13,995 12 0 2 2 8 156 32 114 10 5
Weymouth 53,180 106 0 8 20 78 859 173 630 56
Wilbraham 14,098 12 0 1 4 7 187 37 139 11 0
Williamsburg 2,442 3 0 1 0 2 48 34 14 0 0
Williamstown 8,071 13 0 3 0 10 146 21 121 4 2
Wilmington 21,712 46 1 0 1 44 395 94 289 12 4
Winchendon 10,192 50 0 3 3 44 242 44 181 17 2
Winchester 21,171 5 0 1 1 3 295 49 238 8 1
Winthrop 20,404 70 0 3 8 59 279 100 160 19 2
Woburn 37,005 74 0 3 10 61 888 96 719 73 2
Worcester 177,151 1,718 6 42 373 1,297 6,356 1,701 3,983 672 10
Wrentham 11,181 2 0 1 1 0 43 7 36 0 0
Yarmouth 23,903 166 0 7 17 142 949 240 675 34 7

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