Massachusetts Criminal Records
Your Massachusetts state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.
With 6,560,595 residents as of 2012, Massachusetts is number 14 in the country by population and number 45 by land size, occupying 7,800 square miles.
Massachusetts Criminal Records Search
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Massachusetts Violent Crime Rate
There were 21,957 violent crimes in Massachusetts during 2012. The Massachusetts violent crime rate of 334.68 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 245.87. Violent crime is defined as a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim.
Massachusetts Aggravated Assault Rate
In 2012, there were 14,796 aggravated assaults in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts aggravated assault rate of 89.31 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 149.10. Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in Massachusetts.
Average Inmate Population
|BARNSTABLE COUNTY JAIL & HOUSE OF CORRECTION||Bourne||402|
|BERKSHIRE COUNTY JAIL & HOUSE OF CORRECTION||Pittsfield||378|
|DUKES COUNTY JAIL & HOUSE OF CORRECTION||Edgartown||-1|
|ESSEX COUNTY ALTERNATIVE CORRECTIONAL CENTER||Lawrence||-1|
|ESSEX COUNTY WOMEN IN TRANSITION||Salisbury||-1|
|HAMPSHIRE COUNTY JAIL & HOUSE OF CORRECTION||Northampton||270|
|PLYMOUTH COUNTY HOUSE OF CORRECTION & JAIL||Plymouth||1,509|
|SUFFOLK COUNTY HOUSE OF CORRECTION||Boston||-1|
|SUFFOLK COUNTY JAIL||Boston||-1|