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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 with only 5 county level local governments 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.
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  • Where can I find in Massachusetts who is the new Pope?
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the 2005 runner-up. He has taken the name of Pope Francis.
  • Where can I find in Massachusetts who made the arrest and, therefore, would have the arrest record?
    The department which made the arrest will have the arrest/incident report. Did that police department make the arrest and booking? Or was the local police called to book and process the arrest?
  • Where can I find in Massachusetts, information about and a copy of a rape arrest?
    Depends on the area and the size of the location that is covered. Certain areas are covered by crime map incident reporting. Individual police departments also show persons recently arrested and detained. It's important to state which area the search is to cover. Most arrests are made by city police or county sheriffs departments across Massachusetts.
  • Where can I find how to find out the result of arraignment in Massachusetts?
    Beginning with the state's court site https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-court-systemnavigate using the search box by entering arraignment; you will see a list of questions and answers. There is also a list of how the court can help individuals and what the court staff can and can not do for the public. There are individual court webpages with the clerk's information for services. Lastly, the self-help section can help you do the work yourself.
  • Where can I find the names, ages, and addresses of residents in Massachusetts?
    Names, addresses, ages, and more are found spread out in public records, mainly as a part of. Take property information, for example, a public record that can be searched online or going to the recorders' offices along with many other official documents, which will show the address, possibly the owner's spouse, dates of residency, and other documents. You can find more information by looking into court cases. You may not be able to view the entire case online, but, more importantly, you will be able to see a record of what and where to get it from. You can begin looking without a precise aim to a specific public record; however, by simply looking for records, you can see what else is out there. Public record sites such as this help you with these types of searches. There is a free search above under Massachusetts Free Court Records Search. This will give you a quick free court search but does not guarantee to cover all records. The data goes back to 2014 and covers federal, circuit, and appellate cases. You will need to search through more than just one or two databases; your goal should be to find as many databases as possible. Some less-than-relevant databases may uncover the information you don't expect to be helpful.
  • Where can I find in Massachusetts if the state police arrest someone?
    There are news wires that publish recent arrests. Both state and county jails have inmate searches of people booked/arrested. County jails are mostly people before being charged, just booked, then they will be under the doc when convicted.
  • Where can I find in Massachusetts, how many arrests were made in 2015?
    You can gather than information on your own with police reports and statistics. You can see the stats for year over year on the department's website, if that particular department does not offer that, you can look to the various ways reports of arrests are made public. Crime mapping can be specified to look up arrests, or criminal activity by address or block. Although the records of arrests or incidents are public, some are easier to access than others. Marshall's office and the FBI have their own statistics, even by different states. Even with crime mapping, the reports are obtained from specific departments.
  • How can I view an actual free current arrest log for June 17,2016-June 19,2016 in Massachusetts?
    Most arrests are from local law enforcement agencies, such as the county sheriff or city police departments. They have their own jail lists, booking logs, inmates and so on. The City of Springfield is a good example, they have a seven day arrest log freely open to the public. It's hard to say where to go and look for the arrest without knowing the arrest location.
Massachusetts Free Public Records Directory

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Massachusetts Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/08/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    22,578
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    152
  • Rape:
    2,204
  • Robbery:
    3,613
  • Aggravated Assault:
    16,609
  • Total Property Crime:
    81,317
  • Burglary:
    12,341
  • Larceny Theft:
    62,844
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    6,132
Massachusetts Census Data
  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    6,547,629
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    6,349,119
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    3%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    198,532
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    6,349,097
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    385,851
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,433,002
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    22%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    894,514
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    5,265,236
  • State's black resident population
    434,398
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    18,850
  • State's Asian resident population
    349,768
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    2,223
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    172,003
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    627,654
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    4,984,800
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    80%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    7%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    5%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    10%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    76%
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Massachusetts
  • Births
    77,967
  • Deaths
    52,917
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    384
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    86%
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Massachusetts Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    14%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    20%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    88%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    38%
  • Total number of Veterans
    440,732
  • 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
    27 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,748,321
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    126,314
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    5%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    65%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $357,600
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    41%
  • Total number of households
    2,465,654
  • Average size of households
    3
  • 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
    $33,460
  • Statewide income of median households in Massachusetts
    $64,057
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    10%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $316,896
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $48,995
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    3,473,497
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    292,792
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    4,198,813
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    102,262
  • People employed by the government
    445,059
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    249,652,988
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    59,458
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    174,290
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