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Massachusetts Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:28,219
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:185
Forcible Rape:1,628
Robbery:6,768
Aggravated Assault:19,638
Total Property Crime:148,790
Burglary:36,533
Larceny Theft:101,471
Motor Vehicle Theft:10,786
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: 4/18/2014
Chelmsford -- Colleen Maher, 42, 19 Cottage Row St.; domestic assault and battery. Lowell -- Hoang Pham, 24, 172 Riverside St.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25592082/arrest-log-4-18-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 4/17/2014
Chelmsford -- Albert Leonardo, 33, 187 Chelmsford St.; domestic assault and battery. -- Michael Matarazzo, 53, Malden; warrants.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25584746/arrest-log-4-17-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 4/15/2014
Arrests are provided by local police departments. The Sun does not remove arrests from this log or www.
April 15 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25569015/arrest-log-4-15-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 4/8/2014
Lowell -- Kevin Sanchez-Vargas, 21, Mattapan; disorderly conduct. -- Patrick Copp, 25, 24 Myrtle St.
April 08 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25519761/arrest-log-4-8-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 4/3/2014
Chelmsford -- Ezequiel Peluyera, 22, 5 Burgess St., Lowell; shoplifting, warrant. Lowell -- Ronald Lake, 48, no known address; warrant.
April 03 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_25483834/arrest-log-4-3-2014?source=rss

Arrest Log: 3/29/2014
Arrests are provided by local police departments. The Sun does not remove arrests from this log or www.
March 28 2014 - Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/police/ci_25447318/arrest-log-3-29-2014?source=rss

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Massachusetts Most Wanted
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Massachusetts Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
Missing: MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ DIAZ (MA)
MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, Age Now: 15, Missing: 04/01/2014. Missing From WORCESTER, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Worcester Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-799-8600.
April 17 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230418&seqNum=1

Missing: CORRINE WILLIAMS (MA)
CORRINE WILLIAMS, Age Now: 14, Missing: 04/07/2014. Missing From BRIDGEWATER, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Bridgewater Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-697-6118.
April 15 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230766&seqNum=1

Missing: MATTHEW CARROLL (MA)
MATTHEW CARROLL, Age Now: 15, Missing: 02/28/2014. Missing From OXFORD, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Oxford Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-987-0156.
April 12 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1229207&seqNum=1

Missing: KRISTOPHER LEWIS (MA)
KRISTOPHER LEWIS, Age Now: 13, Missing: 02/04/2014. Missing From BOSTON, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Boston Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-617-343-4687.
April 05 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230071&seqNum=1

Missing: JALEXUS MIRANDA (MA)
JALEXUS MIRANDA, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/12/2014. Missing From BOSTON, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Boston Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-617-343-4687.
April 05 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230233&seqNum=1

Missing: ISAAC SOUSA (MA)
ISAAC SOUSA, Age Now: 17, Missing: 03/12/2014. Missing From WEST WAREHAM, MA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Wareham Police Department (Massachusetts) 1-508-295-1212.
March 28 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1229915&seqNum=1

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Massachusetts Public Information
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Boston Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda for April 28
BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION  PUBLIC HEARING 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor Monday, April 28, 2014 10:00 A.M.
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7608

Mayor Walsh Hosts Swan Boat Opening Saturday
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first Swan Boat ride of the season as the popular attraction opens at the Public Garden lagoon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19.  “I’m proud to be joining the Paget family and Bostonians of all ages to celebrate 138 years of the Boston Swan Boats,” said Mayor Walsh.  “As millions of residents and visitors already know, springtime is a great time to enjoy a ride around the Public Garden lagoon surrounded by the...
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7605

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Creator Visits Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library’s 2014 Lowell Lecture Series welcomes Diary of a Wimpy Kid series author and illustrator Jeff Kinney on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Kinney will speak in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. The Lowell Lecture Series runs through May and features beloved authors and illustrators, noted scholars in the children’s literature field, and...
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7606

Mayor Walsh Announces Neighborhood Coffee Hours
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 16th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from May 12 to June 16.  The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly withMayorWalsh about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods.  Through these one-on-one discussions and a suggestion box at each site, MayorWalsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can...
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7607

Mayor Walsh to Appoint Jerome Smith as Director of Office of Neighborhood Services
BOSTON—Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Jerome Smith will join the City of Boston as the Director of the Office of Neighborhood Services. In this role,  Smith will oversee the neighborhood coordinators, helping to facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments to benefit Boston residents.  “Jerome is a skilled professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with neighborhood issues, large and...
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7603

Mayor Walsh Reflects on His First 101 Days in Office
BOSTON - Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh reflected on his first 101 days in office, outlining the work of his new administration and the transition from the campaign trail to a series of initiatives and plans for Boston that will drive policies and neighborhood investments of the next several years. Today’s event was held in the gym at the BCYF Paris Street Community Center in East Boston, which will undergo a $10 million renovation as laid out in Mayor Walsh’s...
Happening April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=7604

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Massachusetts Crime News
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Alleged Extortion and Organized Crime in Massachusetts and New Hampshire is Exposed
PLAISTOW, N.H., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by State of Corruption on behalf of Michael Gill: Michael Gill has appeared several times on Speak Up NH with Kevin Avard, in a series of interviews documenting his fight within the legal system of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The focus of this website is for citizens and journalists to better ...
April 17 2014 - Source: http://news.yahoo.com/alleged-extortion-organized-crime-massachusetts-hampshire-exposed-171900265.html

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A Three Forks man convicted of a day-long crime spree is once again behind bars. As we first reported earlier this...
April 14 2014 - Source: http://www.kxlf.com/news/missoula-brewery-honored-at-montana-pollution-prevention-awards/

N.H. moves to nix adultery as a crime
CONCORD — New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery.
April 13 2014 - Source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140414-NEWS-404140312

Bill nixes adultery as a crime
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:41:02 GMT By LYNNE TUOHY Associated Press New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery. The Judicial Branch said the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. Rep. Tim O’Flaherty, a Manchester Democrat who sponsored a House bill repe...
April 13 2014 - Source: http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/localstate/11579303-95/new-hampshire-moves-to-nix-adultery-as-a-crime

NH Moves To Nix Adultery As A Crime
New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery.
April 13 2014 - Source: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/13/nh-moves-to-nix-adultery-as-a-crime/

NH moves toward decriminalizing adultery
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery.
April 13 2014 - Source: http://feeds.boston.com/c/35022/f/646956/s/394e8971/sc/1/l/0L0Sboston0N0Cnews0Clocal0Cnew0Ehampshire0C20A140C0A40C130Cnew0Ehampshire0Emoves0Enix0Eadultery0Ecrime0CV4A418jx37MJ7zI4lmns6H0Cstory0Bhtml/story01.htm



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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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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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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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