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Everett City, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Crime Index

Everett Crime Index

The crime statistics provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) show that the City of Everett had a total of 1,613 reported crimes comprising of 245 violent crimes, 623 property crimes, and 65 drunk driving offenses (OUIs). A breakdown of the number of violent crimes reveals a total of 3 murders, 19 rapes, 19 robberies, and 204 aggravated assaults, while the city’s property crime encompasses 104 burglaries, 445 larcenies, 74 motor vehicle thefts, and one case of arson.

Compared with the report of the previous year, there was a slight increase in the total number of reported crimes. 200%, 12%, and 71% in the rate of murder, rape, and aggravated assault, while the rate of motor vehicle theft and OUIs also increased by 117% and 1% respectively. The rate of robbery declined by 27%, burglary by 26%, and larceny by 6%, while the number of arsons remained the same. In total, the EOPSS reported a 4% increase in Everett crime rates between the years 2018 and 2019.

Middlesex Superior Court

The Middlesex Superior Court exercises jurisdiction over all Everett civil and criminal cases that are outside the jurisdiction of other courts that serve the City. The court mostly hears felonies or cases with a potential sentence of more than five years of imprisonment. The court recorded a total of 888 criminal case filings within the 2020 Fiscal Year.

The Middlesex Superior Court also handles civil cases that involve claims for money damages of more than $50,000 and shares jurisdiction with other courts in criminal cases of abuse prevention and real estate matters.

Middlesex County Superior Court - Lowell

370 Jackson Street

Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: (978) 453-0201 (Civil)

Phone: (978) 453-4181 (Criminal)

Fax: (978) 970-2386

Email: Middlesex.clerksoffice@jud.state.ma.us

Middlesex County Superior Court - Woburn

200 Trade Center, 2nd Floor

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (781) 939-2700

Email: Middlesex.clerksoffice@jud.state.ma.us

The Superior Court also provides public access to its records, unless specifically legally restricted. Citizens may access the records via the Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Access Portal.

Although the courthouses are open, the court currently conducts most of its business virtually in line with Covid-19 pandemic protocols. To explore virtual options like telephone, videoconference, and email, interested parties may call, fax, or email their inquiries to the Office of the Court Clerk at the addresses above. Residents may visit the court for the following purposes:

  • To attend in-person court proceedings
  • Conduct in-person business with a clerk's, register's, or recorder's office
  • Meet with a probation officer or probation staff person; or
  • Conduct business at other offices that are open to the public and located in a courthouse.

Malden District Court

The Malden District Court has limited jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases emanating from Everett City. The court handles felonies punishable by up to five years jail term and conducts preliminary hearings for all other types of felonies. The District Court also handles most misdemeanors, city and town ordinances violations, including traffic offenses. According to State’s Trial Court Statistics, the court recorded a total of 2,592 criminal case filings and 115 search warrants in the 2020 Fiscal Year.

The court also adjudicates civil cases involving claims to money damages less than $50,000 and exercises jurisdiction over cases involving abuse prevention, mental health, enforcement of money judgments, some cases involving appeals from administrative agency decisions, and certain types of cases that seek equitable relief. Malden District Court shares some jurisdiction with other trial courts over certain classes of cases, including paternity and support, evictions, specified criminal cases, and some specific juvenile cases.

Malden District Court

4040 Mystic Valley Parkway

Medford, MA 02155

Phone: (781) 322-7500

Fax: (781) 322-0169

Email: cmmaldendc@jud.state.ma.us

The court offers other services such as adult drug court, legal help through the lawyer for the day initiative, and provision of court records. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the court’s activities are now conducted virtually by telephone, videoconference, email, or other comparable means. The District Court can address in-person matters such as:

  • Petitions for substance use disorder commitments
  • Petitions for mental health commitments
  • Abuse Prevention Orders
  • Harassment Prevention Orders
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders
  • Show Cause hearings (except the clerk decides to conduct virtually)
  • Warrant Removals;
  • Criminal Arraignments;
  • Criminal Evidentiary Hearing on motion or request
  • Activities at the Clerk’s Office
  • Meeting with a probation officer or staff person.

Cambridge Juvenile Court

The Cambridge Juvenile Court has authority over Everett cases involving juvenile delinquency, child protection, and certain adult criminal cases involving minors, adoption, termination of parental rights, and guardianship.

Cambridge Juvenile Court

121 3rd Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone: (617) 494-4100

Email: middlesex-jccallctr@jud.state.ma.us

Proceedings in the Juvenile Court are closed to the public, and the court’s case records and reports are confidential. Disclosure of such records is permitted only by order of a Juvenile Court Judge, except the record requester represents a party or has otherwise been appointed on the case. Like other courts within the municipality, most of the Juvenile Court’s activities are currently conducted virtually.

Middlesex Probate and Family Court

The Middlesex Probate and Family court typically handle cases on divorce, marriage affirmation or annulment, abuse prevention, child custody, paternity, child support, termination of parental rights, the probate of wills, administration of estates, and change of name.

Middlesex Probate and Family Court South - Woburn

10-U Commerce Way

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (781) 865-4000

Email: middlesexprobate@jud.state.ma.us

The court also keeps records of its cases. Interested parties may obtain the records of the Probate and Family court including copies of their divorce certificates online, by mail, or by requesting in person. An in-person request may be made at the courthouse. Requesters are required to present a completed copy of the Request for Copies form together with the stipulated fees. Alternatively, mail the form and payment to the court address above. Each copy of a divorce absolute certificate and a name change certificate attracts a $20 fee. This fee is also applicable for the first page of a certified copy of the judgment of a divorce nisi. Additional pages of a divorce judgment cost $1 each.

The court also currently handles most of its activities virtually by phone, mail, or videoconference. However, case trials and evidentiary hearings will require physical presence.

Northeast Housing Court

Massachusetts Housing Court handles Everett cases related to the health and safety of residences, real property, and goods and services associated with real property. Its jurisdiction encompasses violations of state and local law, including building codes, sanitation codes, and other rules concerning the health, welfare, and safety of occupants, owners, and the general public.

Northeast Housing Court - Woburn Session

200 Trade Center, Courtroom 540 - 5th Floor

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (978) 689-7833

Email: NortheastHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us

To help residents adapt to virtual alternatives, the court provided a Virtual Court Service Center which contains helpful resources on virtual hearings.

Massachusetts Land Court

The Massachusetts Land Court exercises jurisdiction over Everett real property cases, including registration of title, zoning, and real estate tax lien.

Massachusetts Land Court

3 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 788-7470

Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)

The SJC is the highest appellate court. The court receives appeals of cases from the Appeals Court. Besides addressing appeals from the Appeals Court, the SJC is also responsible for making or approving rules for the operations of all the courts.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court - John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 557-1000

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The court presently adjudicates its cases either through videoconference or a decision on paper without oral arguments. The court however allows physical hearings for proceedings before a single justice.

Appeals Court

The Appeals Court is an appellate court. It receives appeals of cases from the trial court departments, the Appellate Tax Board, the Department of Industrial Accidents, and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board. The Appeals Court adjudicates all classes of civil and criminal matters excluding appeals of first-degree murder, which go straight to the SJC.

Massachusetts Appeals Court - John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 921-4443

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Appeals Court currently conducts business by phone, electronic filing, email, videoconference, or other comparable methods. It may however allow physical hearing where such hearing is specifically ordered in a case.