Crime Continues Downward Trend in Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Commissioner William B. Evans are pleased to report that violent crime and total part one crime continue to decline in Boston. For the first quarter of 2017 violent crime is down 6% and total part one crime is down 11%, keeping Boston one of the safest major cities of its size in the country.  

This year through March 26th, homicides have seen a 45% decrease compared to last year for the same time period. Rape and Attempted Rape is down 19% over last year; total aggravated assaults are down 11%. Total burglary in the city is also down 14%.

Non-fatal shooting incidents are also down this year compared to last year, with 1 fewer incident through March 26th. Instances of Robbery did see a small increase over last year for this time period with a 7% rise. Arrests in Boston are also continuing to decline with 16% fewer arrests made this year over last year.

At a time when crime rates are on the rise around the country, Boston continues to experience a steady decrease in violent crime and property crime. “Keeping Boston safe is Mayor Walsh's and my number one priority. Continuing to see these downward trends is encouraging, said Commissioner William Evans. “My officers work very hard in the community and strive to ensure that Boston is a safe place to live, work and visit.

The Boston Police have also taken 155 guns off the streets of the City this year.

Click HERE for list of Part One Crime January 1 through March 26, 2017