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City of Newton Crime Index

Newton Crime Index

The city of Newton is ranked as 36th of the top 100 safest cities in the US. According to the list of top 100 safest cities in the US compiled by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Newton has a 6.6 total crime rate per 1,000 residents and there is a 1:151 chance of being a victim of crime in the City of Newton.


City of Newton Violent Crime

In 2019, Newton recorded a decrease in cases of violent crimes compared to cases recorded in the previous year. The 2019 violent crime in the City of Newton declined from 58 documented cases in 2018 to 49. The city’s 2019 records reveal

  • 0 cases of murder
  • 4 rape cases, 3 additional cases compared to 2018
  • 10 cases of robbery cases Robbery, compared to 5 cases recorded in 2018
  • 35 cases of aggravated assaults


City of Newton Property Crime

There are four categories of property crime, according to the FBI’s UCR Program. They are Burglary, Larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Property crimes in the City reduced from 629 cases in 2018 to 570 cases in 2019 accounting for

Trial Courts and Appellate Courts are the two categories of courts that serve the City of Newton.

Newton Trial Courts

Trial Courts are courts where cases are firstly introduced and adjudicated. Trial Courts include District Court, Housing Court, Juvenile Court, Land Court, Probate and Family Court, and Superior Court.


Newton District Court

Newton District Court hears criminal, civil, mental health, juvenile, and housing cases. Newton Trial Court is located at

Newton District Court

1309 Washington St.,

West Newton, MA 02465

Telephone: (617) 244 - 3600

Email: cmnewtondc@jud.state.ma.us


Eastern Housing Court- Middlesex Session

The Eastern Housing Court- Middlesex Session hears civil and criminal cases related to residential properties and their usage.

Eastern Housing Court

175 Fellsway

Somerville, MA 02145

Telephone: (617) 788 - 6233

Email: EasternHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us


Middlesex County Juvenile Court - Waltham Session

Middlesex County Juvenile Court- Waltham Session attends to cases of minor offenses and guardianship issues. The Waltham Juvenile Court serves the City of Newton on Juvenile matters.

Waltham Juvenile Court

38 Linden St.,

Waltham, MA 02452

Telephone: (781) 899 - 7672

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


Land Court

The Massachusetts Land Court serves the City of Newton on real estate cases, registration of titles, property lien, and others.

Land Court

3 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108


Middlesex Probate and Family Court South - Woburn

Middlesex Probate and Family Court South - Woburn hears divorce and child custody cases emanating from the City of Newton. Additionally, the court hears other family matters.

Middlesex Probate and Family Court,

10-U Commerce Way,

Woburn, MA 01801

Main (781) 865-4000

Adoption/SIJS (781) 865-4002

Divorce (781) 865-4004

Paternity (781) 865-4007

Probate (Estates/Guardianships) (781) 865-4008



Middlesex County Superior Court

Middlesex County Superior Court hears appeals from the trial courts.

Middlesex County Superior Court

200 Trade Center,

2nd Floor,

Woburn, MA 01801

Telephone: (781) 939 - 2700

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

Appellate Courts

Appellate Courts review cases already heard by trial courts or other lower courts.


Supreme Judicial Court

Supreme Judicial Court is the highest appellate court in the Commonwealth and serves the City of Newton from

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 557 - 1000

The Supreme Judicial Court provides detailed caseload statistics starting from 2010 till 2018.


Appeals Court

The Appeals Court receives cases from all Trial Court Departments, the Appellate Tax Board, the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, and the Department of Industrial Accidents. Parties may contact the court at

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 557 - 1000

Hebrew College

Hebrew College focuses on Jewish studies and is rooted in the 19th and early 20th centuries Hebraist-Zionist movement. The college is at

Hebrews College

160 Herrick Road,

Newton Centre,

MA 02459

Telephone: (617) 559 - 8600, (800) 866 - 4814

Boston College

Founded in 1863, Boston College (BC) Newton Campus. BC is a private research university in Chestnut Hill. Chestnut Hill is located partially in Brookline, Boston, and the City of Newton in Middlesex County. Boston College reported 1,461 cases of on-campus crime in 2019.

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue,

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College Law School

Boston College Law School (BC Law) is Boston College’s Law School situated about 1.5 miles away from the private university’s main campus in Chestnut Hill.

Boston College Law School

885 Centre St.,

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Dean’s Office: (617) 552 - 4340

Office of Admissions: (617) 552 - 4351

Office of Career Services (617) 552 - 4345

Lasell University

Lasell University (LU) is a private university in Auburndale, a village in Newton, Massachusetts. According to College Factual, there were 143 reported on-campus crime cases in Lasell College in 2019.

Lasell University

1844 Commonwealth Avenue,

Newton, MA 02466

Telephone: (617) 243 - 2000

Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst was formerly Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.

Mount Ida Campus

777 Dedham Street,

Newton, MA 02459

Telephone: (617) 243 - 1500

Willam James College

William James College, Newton formerly called Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) had 219 overall crime statistics in 2019 and 193 of the reported incidents occurred on campus.

William James College

1 Wells Avenue,

Newton, MA 02459

Telephone: (617) 327 - 6777