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Total crime 34%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 43%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsEast Boston/100k peopleBoston/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,3661,542 (estimate)2,3661,3622,346
Murder6n/a8.32.36.5
Rape33n/a26.426.938.4
Robbery149n/a131.843.773.9
Assault419n/a457.9235.9279.7
Violent crime607418 (estimate)607309388
Burglary244n/a243.5149.7314.2
Theft1,515n/a1,439.4804.31,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/a183.699.2246.0
Property crime1,7591,124 (estimate)1,7591,0531,958

Key findings

  • East Boston crime rates are 34% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East Boston are 8% higher than the national average
  • In East Boston you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • East Boston is safer than 71% of the cities in Massachusetts
  • Year over year crime in Boston has increased by 5%

East Boston crime map

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The East Boston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in East Boston as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The East Boston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In East Boston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Boston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Boston is 1 in 240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Boston is 1 in 89
      The chance of being a victim of crime in East Boston is 1 in 65

      Year Over Year Crime In Boston (per 100,000 people)

      Boston police department

      ItemEast BostonBostonMassachusetts
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,70011,659
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.32.2

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Medfield, MA6,57546215261
      Scituate, MA5,47156249305
      Arlington, MA44,40859298358
      Lexington, MA32,93636344380
      Milton, MA27,35129380409
      Wellesley, MA28,90935383418
      Needham, MA30,16776370446
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Boston, MA658,2796071,7592,366

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington, DC659,0099583,4314,389
      Memphis, TN655,8572,3525,5617,913
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507
      Seattle, WA668,8496264,8735,499
      Nashville, TN643,7711,1564,0735,229
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Boston, MA658,2796071,7592,366
      Source: The East Boston, Boston, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.