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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 96%
Property crime 40%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsNorth Dorchester/100k peopleBoston/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18,3313,695 (estimate)2,6391,5072,489
Murder56n/a8.12.25.0
Rape278n/a40.032.042.6
Robbery1,172n/a168.752.481.6
Assault2,818n/a405.7241.0250.2
Violent crime4,324742 (estimate)622328379
Burglary1,853n/a266.7179.0340.5
Theft11,000n/a1,583.5911.81,549.5
Vehicle theft1,154n/a166.189.0219.9
Property crime14,0072,953 (estimate)2,0161,1802,110

Key findings

  • North Dorchester crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in North Dorchester are 96% higher than the national average
  • In North Dorchester you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • North Dorchester is safer than 33% of the cities in Massachusetts
  • Year over year crime in Boston has not changed

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      Daily Crime In North Dorchester (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in North Dorchester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in North Dorchester is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in North Dorchester is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in North Dorchester is 1 in 28

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

      Boston police department

      ItemNorth DorchesterBostonMassachusetts
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dover, MA2,45316212229
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Lexington, MA32,93650228278
      Sharon, MA5,84147248295
      Winchester, MA22,49131385416
      Wellesley, MA28,90924405428
      Arlington, MA44,40875366441
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9016,1288,030
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081
      Nashville, TN643,7711,0734,0415,114
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Source: The North Dorchester, Boston, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.