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Woburn City, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Crime Index

Woburn Crime Index

The City of Woburn experienced a total of 1,103 crimes in 2019, including 70 violent crimes, 414 property crimes, and 8 drunk driving offenses (OUI). According to the report by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR),

The violent crimes included

  • 2 rapes
  • 10 robberies
  • 58 aggravated assaults

The property crimes were

  • 46 burglaries
  • 323 larcenies
  • 45 motor vehicle thefts
  • 1 case of arson

These figures represent an 8% increase in Woburn’s overall crime rate from 2018. Robbery and aggravated assault increased by 25% and 81% respectively, while burglary, larceny, and auto theft rates rose by 31% 4%, and 50% respectively. Cases of rape went up 67%, OUI cases reduced by 43%, while arson and murder rates remained the same.

Woburn District Court

Woburn District Court has jurisdiction over felonies with potential penalties of up to 5 years jail term or more and misdemeanors such as violations of municipal ordinances and by-laws. For the 2020 fiscal year, the court received a total of 1,792 criminal case filings and 146 search warrants.

The Woburn District Court also handles civil cases involving potential damages of not more than $50,000, and small claims cases of up to $7,000.

Court records are generally accessible to the public except expressly excluded. To obtain case records, interested parties may visit the Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Access Portal or contact the Court’s Clerk.

Woburn District Court

30 Pleasant Street

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (781) 935-4000 (Clerk’s Office & Probation Department)

Fax:(781) 933-4404 (Clerk’s Office)

Fax: (781) 932-2593 (Probation Department)

Email: cmwoburndc@jud.state.ma.us

The court currently adopts state COVID-19 protocols and handles most of its activities remotely by phone, mail, or video conference. Residents who may require assistance in adapting to the virtual alternatives may get assistance through the Virtual Service Center. However, the following court matters may still require in-person engagements

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

Middlesex Superior Court

The Middlesex Superior Court hears cases emanating from Woburn city including civil cases involving damages of over $50,000, and matters where parties seek equitable relief. The court also has exclusive original jurisdiction over first-degree murder cases and original jurisdiction with respect to other crimes. It also adjudicates labor disputes, medical malpractice tribunals, and naturalization proceedings. During the 2020 fiscal year, the court recorded a total of 888 criminal case entries. Interested parties may contact the court for court services or inquiries on obtaining court records.

Middlesex County Superior Court - Woburn

200 Trade Center, 2nd Floor

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (781) 939-2700 (Clerk’s Office & Probation Department)

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

In compliance with Covid-19 protocols, the court currently adopts remote alternatives like email, phone, and videoconference to perform certain functions. Residents may however visit the courthouse for the following purposes:

  • To attend in-person court proceedings (if ordered by the court)
  • Conduct activities with a clerk's, register's, or recorder's office
  • Meet with a probation officer or probation staff person
  • Conduct business at other courthouse offices that are open to the public

Lowell Juvenile Court

The Middlesex County Juvenile Court in Lowell Department has general jurisdiction over Woburn cases pertaining to:

  • Care and protection
  • Adoption
  • Delinquency
  • Adult contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Children requiring assistance (CRA)
  • Guardianship
  • Youth offender
  • Termination of parental rights

Pursuant to Massachusetts state law, the proceedings and records of the Lowell Juvenile Court are not open to public access. Only representatives or appointees of parties to the case and persons authorized by a court may obtain these records. Trial Court Statistics shows that the Middlesex County Juvenile Court recorded a total of 3,214 case filings for the 2020 fiscal year. Currently, the court conducts most of its functions virtually in compliance with Covid-19 protocols.

Lowell Juvenile Court - Lowell Session

370 Jackson Street

Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: (978) 441-2630 (Clerk’s Office)

Phone: (978) 441-3160 (Probation Department)

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

Middlesex Probate and Family Court

The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over Woburn city family and probate matters, such as:

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parenting time
  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Abuse prevention

The court also handles cases relating to wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and change of name. At the end of the 2020 fiscal year, the court recorded a total of 19,893 case filings.

Residents may access copies of the court records by completing the Request for Copies form and submitting it together with the stipulated fees in person or by mail to the courthouse at

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 currently performs limited in-person proceedings due to Covid-19 restrictions but still conducts trials and evidentiary hearings in-person.

Northeast Housing Court

The Northeast Housing Court has jurisdiction over Woburn city’s civil and criminal actions involving the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants of residential buildings. The Court hears civil matters pertaining to personal injury, breach of contract, property damage, and discrimination, and also handles cases on code enforcement and appeals from the local zoning board.

Additionally, the Northeast Housing Court has jurisdiction to adjudicate criminal cases involving the violation of state and local building codes, sanitation codes, and other rules governing residential housing. The authority of the courts does not extend to cases involving property that is solely commercial.

Litigants may choose the option for mediation. Housing specialists are assigned by the court to preside over mediation proceedings. However, agreements reached during mediation must be approved by the judge before they can be binding on the parties. Housing Specialists also provide information about Woburn housing laws to the public and provide assistance to persons that file cases in the court.

According to Trial Court Statistics, the court had a total of 9,057 criminal case entries in the 2020 fiscal year, while also disposing of 5,480 criminal cases.

Northeast Housing Court - Woburn Session

200 Trade Center

Courtroom 540 - 5th Floor

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (978) 689-7833 (Clerk’s Office and Housing Specialist Department)

Email: NortheastHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us

Massachusetts Land Court

The Massachusetts Land Court has exclusive, original jurisdiction over title registration, zoning, real estate tax lien, and other real property cases emanating from Woburn. Trial Court Statistics for the 2020 fiscal year disclosed that the court administered a caseload of 26,037. Residents may access the Land Court case records on the Electronic Case Access Portal.

Massachusetts Land Court

3 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 788-7470

Fax: (617) 788-8951

Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)

The SJC is the highest appellate court that serves the city and other municipalities within the state. The court adjudicates appeals of Woburn cases addressed by the Appeals Court, while also performing supervisory functions over other courts that serve the city. In the 2018 fiscal year, the SJC recorded a gross entry of 194 cases, while it dismissed 14 cases. The court may render an on-paper decision without oral submissions. However, proceedings presided by a sole justice may be conducted physically in line with the court’s procedures.

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.

Appeals Court

The Appeals Court has appellate jurisdiction over Woburn cases instituted in any of the trial court departments. The court however lacks jurisdiction over appeals of cases of first-degree murder. Only the SJC can entertain such appeals. The court also handles appeals from certain administrative tribunals including the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Appellate Tax Board, and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board. Within the 2020 fiscal year, the court heard a total of 736 criminal case appeals. The Appeals Court currently executes its functions remotely, by telephone, electronic filing, email, videoconference, or other comparable media.

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.

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

The Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics is a skincare and esthetics training school with a campus in Woburn. According to the Campus Safety and Security Portal of the US Department of Education, the institution did not record any crime within its Woburn campus between 2016 and 2018.

Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

300 Wildwood Avenue

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (781) 935-3344

Millennium Training Institute

The Millennium Training Institute is a career training institute with a campus in Woburn. The Institute reported one crime within its Woburn campus between 2016 and 2018. The reported crime is a single case of motor vehicle theft.

Millennium Training Institute

600 West Cummings Park, Suite 2550

Woburn, MA 01801

Phone: (888) 388-9981

E-mail: info@millennium.edu