Arrests

This page details arrest information broken down by year and district and shows how many homicide investigations resulted in an arrest. Not all arrests resulted in a conviction. The Court Information page details the outcomes of these arrests.

Note: The Arrest Information has only been compiled going back to 1998.

Arrests by District

By district breakdown of the number of arrests made in homicide cases in Boston from 1998 to 2008.

A-1 A-7 A-15 B-2 B-3 C-6 C-11 D-4 D-14 E-5 E-13 E-18

A-1 Downtown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, North End

Homicides
25
Cases With Arrest 19 | 76%
No Arrest Made 6 | 24%

 

  • 76%

    Arrests


A-7 East Boston

Homicides
15
Cases With Arrest 9 | 60%
No Arrest Made 6 | 40%
  • 60%

    Arrests


A-15 Charlestown

Homicides
5
Cases With Arrest 2 | 40%
No Arrest Made 3 | 60%
  • 40%

    Arrests


B-2 Roxbury, Mission Hill

Homicides
164
Cases With Arrest 69 | 42%
No Arrest Made 92 | 58%
  • 42%

    Arrests


B-3 Mattapan, North Dorchester

Homicides
139
Cases With Arrest 39 | 28%
No Arrest Made 100 | 72%
  • 28%

    Arrests


C-6 South Boston

Homicides
22
Cases With Arrest 15 | 68%
No Arrest Made 7 | 32%
  • 68%

    Arrests


C-11 Dorchester

Homicides
121
Cases With Arrest 58 | 47%
No Arrest Made 63 | 53%
  • 47%

    Arrests


D-4 Back Bay, South End, Fenway

Homicides
35
Cases With Arrest 19 | 54%
No Arrest Made 16 | 46%
  • 54%

    Arrests


D-14 Allston, Brighton

Homicides
15
Cases With Arrest 11 | 73%
No Arrest Made 4 | 37%
  • 73%

    Arrests


E-5 West Roxbury, Roslindale

Homicides
13
Cases With Arrest 7 | 53%
No Arrest Made 6 | 47%
  • 53%

    Arrests


E-13 Jamaica Plain

Homicides
29
Cases With Arrest 18 | 62%
No Arrest Made 11 | 38%
  • 62%

    Arrests


E-18 Hyde Park

Homicides
33
Cases With Arrest 10 | 30%
No Arrest Made 23 | 70%
  • 30%

    Arrests


Arrests by Year

1998

Homicides
35
Cases With Arrest 20 | 57%
No Arrest Made 15 | 13%
  • 57%

    Arrests

1999

Homicides
31
Cases With Arrest 12 | 38%
No Arrest Made 19 | 62%
  • 38%

    Arrests

2000

Homicides
40
Cases With Arrest 23 | 57%
No Arrest Made 15 | 63%
  • 57%

    Arrests

2001

Homicides
69
Cases With Arrest 43 | 62%
No Arrest Made 26 | 38%
  • 62%

    Arrests

2002

Homicides
60
Cases With Arrest 34 | 56%
No Arrest Made 26 | 44%
  • 56%

    Arrests

2003

Homicides
41
Cases With Arrest 24 | 58%
No Arrest Made 17 | 42%
  • 58%

    Arrests

2004

Homicides
63
Cases With Arrest 22 | 34%
No Arrest Made 42 | 66%
  • 34%

    Arrests

2005

Homicides
75
Cases With Arrest 28 | 37%
No Arrest Made 47 | 63%
  • 37%

    Arrests

2006

Homicides
69
Cases With Arrest 22 | 31%
No Arrest Made 47 | 69%
  • 31%

    Arrests

2007

Homicides
69
Cases With Arrest 21 | 30%
No Arrest Made 45 | 70%
  • 30%

    Arrests

2008

Homicides
63
Cases With Arrest 20 | 31%
No Arrest Made 43 | 69%
  • 31%

    Arrests


Data Tables

Homicdes with and without arrest by police district and year.

District Total 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Year Total 269 Arrests 342 No Arrest 20 15 12 19 23 15 43 26 34 26 24 17 22 42 28 47 22 47 21 45 20 43
A-1 19 6 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 3 3 1 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
A-7 9 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
A-15 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
B-2 70 94 7 3 6 3 4 6 12 6 8 8 6 4 7 9 3 19 5 17 9 12 3 7
B-3 39 100 6 2 2 3 1 6 6 6 6 10 3 3 3 19 4 8 2 13 5 19 1 11
C-6 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 2
C-11 56 65 3 3 2 7 11 0 7 4 9 1 0 6 3 5 9 9 3 11 3 7 6 12
D-4 19 16 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 3 2 0 3 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
D-14 19 4 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
E-5 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
E-13 7 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 3 1
E-18 18 23 0 3 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 4 3 2 3 0 5