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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Middlesex County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 282,299 total crimes reported in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (32,076 of them violent). Of the 28,230 crimes that occur a year in Middlesex County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Middlesex County, Massachusetts every 18 minutes. This includes 155 murders, 1,864 rapes, and nearly two hundred and three thousand thefts (including 28,872 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Middlesex County, Massachusetts for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Middlesex County increased by 4 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Middlesex County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than thirty thousand for Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 2009.

Crime Trends in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Middlesex County, Massachusetts law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Middlesex County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.