Massachusetts, nicknamed the Bay State, is populated with 6,811,779 residents (as of 2016). Boston is the capital city, which is the longest continuously serving capital in the US. Boston is also the largest city of the state, holding a population of 617,594.
Massachusetts is the best state of the country, according to the US News and World Report of 2017.
Springfield enjoys the status of the most dangerous city in Massachusetts. Here, the violent crime rate is 529.5 per 100,000 people. The state average of the same rate is 390.9 per 100,000 residents, which is the 18th highest in the country. Capital punishment was abolished in Massachusetts in 1984.
The poverty rate in Springfield is 16.9% and the unemployment rate is 4.5%. It is not only the top of its list in Massachusetts, but is also the most dangerous metropolitan area in New England. Most common crimes committed in Springfield are robberies and aggravated assaults. Since it is located on the crossroad of the “Silk Road” for drug trafficking, it also suffers from drug problems.
The safest cities are Wayland and Groveland.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections handles the information on inmates, including mugshots. The same information is also available at the County Sheriff’s offices. However, the data is not online and you will have to request it by mail, phone or in person.
The sex offenders’ registry (not available online) should be requested from the Sex Offender Registry Board.