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27%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
21%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
36%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
South Boston crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the South Boston crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Boston crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the South Boston crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Boston.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth Boston/100k peopleBoston/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,4691,707 (estimate)2,4211,3922,324
Murder44n/a6.92.16.3
Rape176n/a27.529.140.0
Robbery770n/a120.537.766.1
Assault2,965n/a464.1253.1268.2
Violent crime3,955449 (estimate)619322370
Burglary1,213n/a189.9142.8269.8
Theft9,116n/a1,426.8827.61,401.9
Vehicle theft1,185n/a185.599.7282.7
Property crime11,5141,258 (estimate)1,8021,0701,954

South Boston crime map



The South Boston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South Boston as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The South Boston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the South Boston crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • South Boston crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Boston are 21% higher than the national average
  • In South Boston you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Boston is safer than 67% of the cities in Massachusetts
  • Year over year crime in Boston has increased by 10%

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

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Boston

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Boston is 1 in 223
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Boston is 1 in 80
        The chance of being a victim of crime in South Boston is 1 in 59

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

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        Item South Boston Boston Massachusetts
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,70011,659
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.32.2

        Sex offenders in Massachusetts

        State Total offenders Massachusetts /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dover, MA2,51885119203
        Nahant, MA3,51230211241
        Winchester, MA22,76040271311
        Lexington, MA33,30444286330
        Medfield, MA6,66876267343
        Wellesley, MA28,74761376437
        Milton, MA27,59025492517
        Boston, MA689,3266191,8022,421

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        El Paso, TX679,8793131,3791,692
        Washington, DC701,9747453,4844,229
        Detroit, MI672,3512,0284,4786,506
        Nashville, TN667,0701,1023,8254,927
        Denver, CO715,8781,0706,4287,498
        Boston, MA689,3266191,8022,421
        Source: The South Boston, Boston, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.