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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

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Massachusetts Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:19-40109
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:19-40108
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:1:18-cv-12428
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:1:18-cv-11691
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 18, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:1:19-cr-10023-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 17, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the District of Massachusetts
    Case Number:1:19-cr-10021-1
    Party Name:
    Date Published:January 17, 2019
    Source:uscourts.gov

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Massachusetts

  • Question: How many arrests were made in 2015?
    By anonymous
    Feb 24, 2016
    Reply:

    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.

    By admn1
    Jul 01, 2016
  • Question: How can I view a actual free current arrest log for June 17,2016-June 19,2016?
    By Kate
    Jun 20, 2016
    Reply:

    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 being aware of the arrest's location.

    By adm
    Jun 27, 2016
  • Question: How can I find out if someone was arrested by state police?
    By anonymous
    Feb 08, 2016
    Reply:

    There are news wires which publish recent arrests, there are two sources below. They are in date order, when you click on more, earlier dates can be viewed. 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.

    By sly
    Apr 28, 2016
  • Question: Are names, ages and addresses for residents public knowledge to the public?
    By anonymous
    Nov 14, 2015
    Reply:

    Names, addresses, age and more are found spread out in public records, mostly as a part of. Take property information for example, a public record which can be searched online or going to the recorders offices along with many other official documents, will show the address, possibly the owner's spouse, dates of residency and more through 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 that there is a record of what and where to get it from. You can begin looking without a clear 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 one 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. In this instance, the data only 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 information you don't expect to be helpful.

    By adm
    Dec 22, 2015
  • Question: How to find out result of arraignment?
    By Linda
    Sep 27, 2015
    Reply:

    Beginning with the state's court site https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-court-system navigate 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 with how to do the work yourself.

    By adm
    Oct 14, 2015
  • Question: Massachusetts arrest record by environmental police?
    By Chet
    Dec 28, 2013
    Reply:

    The department which made the arrest will have the arrest/incident report. Was the arrest and booking made by that police department? Or was the local police called to book and process the arrest?

    By adm
    Sep 23, 2015
  • Question: How do o find a rape arrest?
    By sunny
    Apr 28, 2015
    Reply:

    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.

    By adm
    May 26, 2015
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Massachusetts Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Arrests: * Angelo Devito, of 9 Gilmore Rd., Framingham, January 2, 11:57 a.m., arrested at Paulina St. on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle and on warrant charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, larceny by check over $1200, forgery of check, and utter false check. Glens Stocki, of 16 Webster Rd., Lexington,
    January 08, 2019
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com
  • Arrests: Angelo Devito, of 9 Gilmore Rd., Framingham, January 2, 11:57 a.m., arrested at Paulina St. on a charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle and on warrant charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, larceny by check over $1200, forgery of check, and utter false check. Glens Stocki, of 16 Webster Rd., Lexington, January
    January 08, 2019
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com
  • Arrests: * Kevin O’Brien, of 93 Electric Ave., December 27, 11:50 a.m., arrested at Fellsway on warrant charges of alcohol from open container, marked lanes violation, operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor third offense, and operation of a motor vehicle with registration revoked as HTO. Cameron Bourque, of 3 Mt. Vernon
    January 02, 2019
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com
  • Arrests:  Jose Rivera, of 115 Walnut St., December 18, 4:43 p.m., arrested at Central St. on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, license revoked as HTO, and possession of a class B drug. Felipe Leao, of 197 Summer St., December 21, 5:36 p.m., arrested at home on multiple charges of drug possession to
    December 27, 2018
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com
  • Arrests: * Patrick Mathieu, of 5 Cherry St., Medford, December 12, 5:05 p.m., arrested at Broadway on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. John Prince, of 5 Almont St., Medford, December 13, 6:32 p.m., arrested at Elm St. on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with
    December 18, 2018
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com
  • Arrests: Patrick Mathieu, of 5 Cherry St., Medford, December 12, 5:05 p.m., arrested at Broadway on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. John Prince, of 5 Almont St., Medford, December 13, 6:32 p.m., arrested at Elm St. on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a
    December 18, 2018
    Source: thesomervilletimes.com

Massachusetts Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Miguel Perez Agramonte
    Miguel Perez Agramonte, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/08/2019. Missing From Springfield, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Springfield Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-787-6302.
    January 18, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Annaka Rivera Mercauto
    Annaka Rivera Mercauto, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/04/2019. Missing From Worcester, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Worcester Police Department (massachusetts) 1-508-799-8600.
    January 17, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Jordyn Opperman
    Jordyn Opperman, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/13/2019. Missing From Pittsfield, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Pittsfield Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-448-9700.
    January 17, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Kelvin Mota
    Kelvin Mota, Age Now: 15, Missing: 01/08/2019. Missing From Springfield, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Springfield Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-787-6302.
    January 16, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Qwamarie Baez
    Qwamarie Baez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/04/2019. Missing From South Hadley, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: South Hadley Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-538-8231.
    January 15, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Mary Ricardi
    Mary Ricardi, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/02/2019. Missing From Chicopee, Ma. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Chicopee Police Department (massachusetts) 1-413-592-6341.
    January 03, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com

Massachusetts Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

  • Incident ID: 901934319
    Case Number: 2019000005883
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: FRA - Fraud
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts
  • Incident ID: 901934223
    Case Number: 2019000005712
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: SUV - Suspicious MV
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts
  • Incident ID: 901934222
    Case Number: 2019000005711
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: SUV - Suspicious MV
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts
  • Incident ID: 901934312
    Case Number: 2019000005870
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: DIP - Disorderly Person
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts
  • Incident ID: 901934310
    Case Number: 2019000005868
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: 35 WARR APPREHENSION, SUV - Suspicious MV
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts
  • Incident ID: 901934307
    Case Number: 2019000005863
    Incident Date: 01-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary: HOM - Home Invasion
    Address of Incident
    City of Incident: Worcester
    State of Incident: Massachusetts

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
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Millenia Cruz • Rutland, Massachusetts •18 Years Old
    January 18, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • William Brown • Greenfield, Massachusetts • 18 Years Old
    January 16, 2017
    Source: missing.report

Massachusetts Latest Crime Records (Updated 01/19/2019)

  • 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 01/19/2019)

  • 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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