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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.

Massachusetts Free Public Records Directory

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Massachusetts Free Court Records Search

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Massachusetts Free Arrest Records

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  • Arrests: Luciano Castro, September 11, 1:14 a.m., arrested at Fellsway West on warrant charges of miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older, and assault and battery. Marcus Peterson, September 11, 3:02 p.m., arrested at Middlesex Ave. on a warrant charge of felony daytime breaking and entering. Kevin Headley,
    September 17, 2019
  • Arrests: * Stacy Powell, of 2 Edgar Ct., September 3, 12:53 a.m., arrested at Cutter Ave. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor. Jeffrey Lefoy, of 5 Berkeley St., Quincy, September 3, 1:18 a.m., arrested at Moreland St. on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle. Crystal
    September 10, 2019
  • Arrests: * Keyanna Jackson, of 22 Wentsworth St., Boston, August 26, 1:36 p.m., arrested at Artisan Way on warrant charges of shoplifting over $250 by concealing merchandise and credit card fraud over $1200. Samuel Valera, of 3233 Avalon Dr., Peabody, August 27, 5:58 p.m., arrested at Franklin St. on a warrant charge of indecent exposure.
    September 04, 2019
  • Arrests: Keyanna Jackson, of 22 Wentsworth St., Boston, August 26, 1:36 p.m., arrested at Artisan Way on warrant charges of shoplifting over $250 by concealing merchandise and credit card fraud over $1200. Samuel Valera, of 3233 Avalon Dr., Peabody, August 27, 5:58 p.m., arrested at Franklin St. on a warrant charge of indecent exposure. John
    September 04, 2019
  • Arrests: * Terrence Morrison, of 21 Michigan Ave., August 19, 10:17 a.m., arrested at home on charges of resisting arrest and multiple counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and on warrant charges of larceny of credit card, credit card fraud under $1200, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and larceny over $1200. Ithamar
    August 27, 2019
  • Arrests: * Rydjoechy Saturne, of 51 Marshall St., August 12, 6:27 p.m., arrested at Marshall St. on a courtesy booking. Thomas Murphy, of 33 Reagent Rd., Malden, August 13, 3:15 p.m., arrested at Mystic Ave. on multiple charges of larceny under $1200, and on a warrant charge of conspiracy to violate drug law. Keith Hill,
    August 20, 2019

Massachusetts Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Emma Tatro
    Emma Tatro, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/15/2019. Missing From Carver, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Carver Police Department (massachusetts) 1-508-866-2000.
    September 17, 2019
  • Missing: Destiny Ramos
    Destiny Ramos, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/10/2019. Missing From Holyoke, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Holyoke Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-322-6900.
    September 16, 2019
  • Missing: Lilyan Trussell
    Lilyan Trussell, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/19/2019. Missing From Haverhill, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Haverhill Police Department (massachusetts) 1-978-373-1212.
    September 16, 2019
  • Missing: Andrew Loya
    Andrew Loya, Age Now: 15, Missing: 05/26/2019. Missing From New Bedford, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Bedford Police Department (massachusetts) 1-508-991-6350.
    September 16, 2019
  • Missing: Gizelle Dasilva Teles
    Gizelle Dasilva Teles, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/26/2019. Missing From New Bedford, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Bedford Police Department (massachusetts) 1-508-991-6350.
    September 13, 2019
  • Missing: David Reynolds
    David Reynolds, Age Now: 31, Missing: 09/01/2004. Missing From Fitchburg, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Fitchburg Police Department (massachusetts) 1-978-345-4355.
    September 13, 2019

Massachusetts Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Massachusetts Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Updated: Missing Person • Nolan Gargas • Watertown, Massachusetts • 26 Years Old
    June 07, 2017
  • Missing Person • Millenia Cruz • Rutland, Massachusetts •18 Years Old
    January 18, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • William Brown • Greenfield, Massachusetts • 18 Years Old
    January 16, 2017

Massachusetts Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/19/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    26,399
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    132
  • Rape:
    2,180
  • Robbery:
    6,036
  • Aggravated Assault:
    18,051
  • Total Property Crime:
    125,267
  • Burglary:
    24,964
  • Larceny Theft:
    92,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    8,260

Massachusetts American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/19/2019)

  • Massachusetts's demographic and housing ACS survey of 6,657,291 being 2.12 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.4% males and 51.6% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Massachusetts social characteristics data of 2,538,485 households, which make up 2.18 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,615,062 families with and without children. There are 1,760,905 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Massachusetts American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 5,427,407 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 2.18 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 3,663,086 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Massachusetts housing characteristics are collected from 2,816,875 dwellings making up 2.12 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 2,538,485 or uninhabited 278,390 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 2,538,485 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

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
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    455,641
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    14,917,210
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Massachusetts
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    596,835
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    30%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    86,428,959
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    95,275,672
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    88,082,966
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,553
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Massachusetts territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    7,941
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,554,373
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    517,879
  • Size in square miles of land
    7,840
  • Population per square mile
    835
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