Boston Area Crime Rates Down

Boston Area Crime Rates Down

Although Boston area citizens and visitors suffered major casualties and injuries as a result of the recent Boston Marathon bombing event, other basic crime statistic reports provide a significant ray of hope regarding a drop in overall crime rates. This statement is based on comparing the first quarter of 2013 to the same period of 2012.

The Boston Police Department’s (BPD) preliminary statistics reveal a 14% decrease in various crimes during the first few months of 2013 as compared to the same time period in 2012. The crimes covered by these statistics include violent crime and property crimes: homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and vehicle theft (these statistics also include the attempted form of these crimes – except for actual homicide and aggravated assault).

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Boston, Massachusetts: Recent Crime Data

Boston, Massachusetts: Recent Crime Data

In 2011, Boston employed 2,156 law enforcement officers to protect the public and investigate crimes. So, for every 1,000 residents, the city had 3.45 officers available – a ratio that was slightly higher than the state’s average of 2.52 officers. All of these professionals were sorely needed to combat the city’s overall violent crime index of 442.3, a rate considerably higher than the U. S. national average of 213.6 that same year.

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Bill To Reduce Solitary Confinement In Massachusetts Prisons

Bill to Reduce Solitary Confinement in Massachusetts Prisons

Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Elizabeth Malia have filed a bill in the Massachusetts Senate demanding a reduction in the length of solitary prison confinement time in line with the changes that have been brought about in other states. Their demands come in the wake of a series of similar bills that have been filed in other states like Florida and passed in Maine. Although the Massachusetts Senate has yet to approve the bill, support for the bill has already been heard from various quarters. So, it would not be irrelevant here to look into the issue of solitary prison confinement and the specific situation in Massachusetts.

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Suspended

Don't let a Massachusetts Criminal Charge Ruin your Life! Charged with Operating on a Suspended License or other Criminal Motor Vehicle Charge in Massachusetts? Being arrested on an Operating on a Suspended License charge is a difficult and humiliating experience,…

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Shoplifting Laws

Massachusetts Shoplifting Charge Info For an overview of Massachusetts shoplifting defense, see my complete and detailed shoplifting penalties page here. Shoplifting Legal Terms Asportation, Shoplifting by: Asportation simply means to carry away. Civil Relief: Retailers often try to get you to…

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Reckless Driving

Don't let a Massachusetts Reckless Driving Traffic Charge Give you a Criminal Record! Charged with Reckless Driving or other Criminal Motor Vehicle Charge in Massachusetts? Reckless driving is a criminal charge under Massachusetts traffic law. Under Massachusetts criminal statutes, "reckless driving" is…

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Larceny

Don't Let a Criminal Larceny Charge Ruin Your Life! Arrested for Larceny or Shoplifting in Massachusetts? A Massachusetts theft, embezzlement or larceny charge can have serious consequences if not handled properly. The earlier you call me, the more I can do to…

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Fraud

Arrested for Fraud in Massachusetts? The crime of fraud in Massachusetts covers a wide variety of activities, from identity theft or unauthorized use of a credit card, to complex financial matters. A Massachusetts fraud charge can have serious consequences, and…

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