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The Massachusetts Public Records Act is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Massachusetts and is linked with the federal Freedom of Information Act, which was passed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. The Massachusetts Open Meetings Act legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Exemptions to the Public Records Act in Massachusetts include but are not limited to personal contact information of individuals who own firearms, law enforcement, youth services, social services and department of corrections personnel and victims of crimes. There are 14 counties in Massachusetts. Massachusetts has abolished eight of its fourteen county governments, leaving five counties with county-level local government and one with combined county and city government. Minor civil divisions or municipalities in Massachusetts are classified as either towns or cities. There are 296 towns and 55 cities in Massachusetts. Criminal records in Massachusetts are provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) CORI background check system. Discover how to find and request public records maintained by the state of Massachusetts. Official Massachusetts websites can be accessed at state, county or city levels. Obtain birth, death and other vital records made available to the public. Search for information about governmental processes, public services, events, and resources. Learn about the demographics which make up the state's residents and also find out about Massachusetts citizens education and background history information. Find crime statistics and reports and search for criminal and court case records online. View information regarding employment income and earnings data within the state. Obtain ethnicity and gender statistics regarding privately owned businesses in Massachusetts. Access data detailing property and land values and get pertinent real estate and housing information. Read local, national, and global news stories of interest which are continually updated.

Massachusetts Latest Crime Report
Total Violent Crime:26,953
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:121
Forcible Rape:1,642
Aggravated Assault:18,638
Total Property Crime:143,089
Larceny Theft:99,317
Motor Vehicle Theft:9,232
Massachusetts Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 6,547,629
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 20006,349,119
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20103%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010198,532
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population6,349,097
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age385,851
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age1,433,002
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 22%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older14%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older894,514
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
State's white resident population recorded in 20105,265,236
State's black resident population recorded in 2010434,398
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 201018,850
State's Asian resident population recorded in 2010349,768
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 20102,223
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races172,003
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin627,654
Non Hispanic white resident population in 20104,984,800
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201080%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20107%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20105%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201010%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201076%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Massachusetts
Births 200777,967
Deaths 200752,917
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 2007384
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200986%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Massachusetts Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 200914%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200920%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200988%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200938%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009440,732

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Massachusetts
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 27 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20092,748,321
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009126,314
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 20095%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 65%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$357,600
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200941%
Total number of households between 2005-20092,465,654
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Massachusetts Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $33,460
2009 statewide income of median households in Massachusetts$64,057
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200910%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$316,896
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$48,995
Labor force of civilian workers in 20093,473,497
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009292,792
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 8%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 4,198,813
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 102,262
People employed by the government in 2007 445,059
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007249,652,988
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200759,458
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 174,290
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 3,074,569
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 -0%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 455,641
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 200714,917,210

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Massachusetts
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 2007596,835
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200730%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 86,428,959
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 200795,275,672
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 88,082,966
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 13,553

Land Valuation

Property value and Massachusetts territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 7,941
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 1,554,373
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms517,879
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year72,114,944
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year11,098
Size in square miles of land as of 20007,840
Population per square mile in the year 2010835
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Massachusetts Arrest Records
Published current arrests including charges including information provided by law enforcement and news
Arrest Log: 6/25/2014
Lowell -- Raymond Chim, 20, Dracut; warrant. -- Daniel Burrows, 30, 166 Stevens St., Unit 17; possession of a Class A substance.
June 25 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_26029770/arrest-log-6-25-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 6/24/2014
Chelmsford -- Renita Singleton, 32, Dorchester; forgery, uttering a forged instrument, larceny by check.
June 25 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_26022459/arrest-log-6-24-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 6/21/2014
Arrests are provided by local police departments. The Sun does not remove arrests from this log or www.
June 22 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_26008005/arrest-log-6-21-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 6/17/2014
Lowell -- Steven Cotreau, 30, 483 Lawrence St., Unit 3; warrant (threatening to commit a crime). -- Matthew Beaudry, 31, 339 Lincoln St.
June 16 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25977928/arrest-log-6-17-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 6/11/2014
Pelham, N.H. -- Elizabeth Belanger, 26, Hudson; possession of controlled/narcotic drugs. -- Alexandra Gainey, 20, Pelham; warrant.
June 13 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25941012/arrest-log-6-11-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 6/10/2014
Chelmsford -- Nicholas Lorenzo, 28, 20 Morse St., Lowell; larceny over $250. -- Andrew Aiguobarueghian, 33, 166 Stevens St.
June 10 2014 -
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_25933387/arrest-log-6-10-2014?source=rss

Massachusetts Most Wanted
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
WANTED! – Joseph L. Thomas Jr.

WANTED! – Jasmin Gonzalez

WANTED! – Nikhaa-Amiya Barnett

WANTED – Pedro Montero

WANTED! – Moises Zapata

WANTED! – Anivar Montalvo

Massachusetts Recent Court filings
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
09-20561 Daniel M. Molenkamp and Rebecca J. Molenkamp

14-15432 James M. Callahan

14-15065 Daniel T. Reardon and Ashley Y. Reardon

14-15431 Peter Szczepanik and Alicja M Szczepanik

11-15349 Carmen Arinella and Dorothy Arinella

13-01040 Moore v. Cadden et al

Massachusetts Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
Missing: LAURA REGO (MA)
November 14 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

November 11 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

November 11 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

November 08 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: LIAM PLATT (MA)
November 07 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

November 06 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Massachusetts Recent Criminal Activities
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Vandalism on MCMAHON ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)

Other on REVOLUTIONARY RIDGE ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)

Other on MCMAHON ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)
Suspicious Mv Or Pers
Happening August 18 2014
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/54279966/other+on+mcmahon+road%2C+bedford%2C+ma

Theft on BATTLE FLAG ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)

Other on BROOKSBIE ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)

Assault on THE GREAT ROAD, Bedford, MA (via spotcrime.com)

Massachusetts Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
Jancer Garcia – Sept. 8, 2014 – Lynn, MA

Juli Roach – July 26, 2014 – Newport, RI

Rebecca Streeter – February 25, 2014 – Greenfield, MA

Jennifer Audrey Brown – New Bedford, Massachusetts – August 07, 2012

Caleigh Anne Harrison – April 19, 2012 – Rockport, Massachusetts

Michael Ralph Brougham – June 25, 2010 – Ma / NH


Massachusetts Public Records: Latest Questions and Answers
Q: Where can I find a street listing for south easton, ma.
by jl
A:The city of Easton offers a property assessment search that’s open for everyone. It might be tricky finding the database as it doesn’t rank well and the url changes often when it’s found. The city website is easy to find, under GIS Property viewer, you will find the assessor (Parcel) maps which is unit by unit information about housing in that town, along with the other information from real estate listing websites, you should have all the information.
by admn1

Q: census for 29 green street Middlesex Melrose
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Q: Where I find address history online?
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Q: Lessees having long ter leases, are they listed as owner on assessor maps Newburyport, MA
by Dick

Q: Former owners of the Asa burse restaurant in Hyannis
by anonymous

Q: Owner of 132 Wellesley st
by Jessica

Q: Massachusetts arrest record by environmental police
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Q: payroll records for city of burlington,ma.
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Q: 1 Winthop place liens
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Q: what is the religion of the majority people who live in chelsea
by anonymous

Q: what was the results of the trial for the Woburn nine rape case
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Q: Who's the new pope?
by john
A:Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires Argentina, he was the 2005 runner up. He has taken the name of Pope Francis.
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Q: demolition permits? (Wrentham MA)
by Walter

Q: Correction officer salary? (Norfolk MA)
by Pete
A:There is a local publication with a web-site which publishes columns and stories regarding Massachusetts government named mass live. There is a payroll database of state employees including corrections officer. You can search by title and see the annual salaries of the individuals. Here's an example of what can be seen: Department Department of Correction Job Title Correction Officer I Name .... Standard Hours 40 Annual Rate $62,112.00 2007 Earnings $72,897.00
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Q: what is the number of assaults in 2012 in lynn MA?
by grem
A:These statistics can be in many cases seen on the police website under annual reports. However, in this case, Lynn Police department only shows 2011 statistics. The information that result in statistics are public, but there needs to be a source to put them together. In some instance news organizations tend to publish statistical information within their columns, but may not disclose how they’ve reached their results.
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Q: bill sheehan criminal records? (Foxboro MA)
by Teresa
A:Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) offers a public service to conduct a background check named the iCORI, Criminal Offender Record Information. It is an online service where you can request criminal history of yourself or someone else.
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Q: how can I look at my criminal record? (Malden MA)
by John

Q: was scott douglas hyde arrested on a warrant on January 28, 2013? (Salem MA)
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Q: who was arrested in Lakeville Massachusetts on January 20, 2013
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Q: Where do I find the election results for Clinton MA?
by bill
A:The town clerk has the results from federal and down to local elections http://clintonma.gov/clerk.htm Results show the office, date of election, registered voters and votes from various precincts.
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Q: Should I have a Massachusetts criminal background check performed on persons prior to hiring?
by amy
A:Background checks have become a standard procedure for many companies doing business in Massachusetts or any other state in the U.S. There are many new sources online in which business owners can use to screen their prospective employees. Selecting a service to conduct this search lies with the company and their needs, which can mean looking for more than just criminal convictions but professional licensing, traffic violation history and other data about a person. Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) provides individuals and companies online access to criminal offender record information (CORI) http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dcjis/ This service is an informative source to start looking to see what background checks conducted by law enforcement to companies entails.
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Q: Arrests in new Bedford December 1 2012
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Q: What does it mean when someone is arrested for a 'default'?
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Q: lookings for criminal records for 1985-1994
by nicki
A:Similarly, how do I find criminal record for the period of 1910-1917 for homicide in Boston area? The criminal ended up in Charlestown State Prison, and has a WWI draft card. I wonder, did prisoners get 'out' to serve in WWI? He later shows up back in prison. Thx.
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Q: Justin Wilson arrest record
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Q: How can I find a police report and court information?
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