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Quincy City Crime Index

Quincy Crime Index

According to the crime data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Quincy city recorded 375 cases of violent crimes in 2019. There is an estimated 1 in 62 chances of becoming a victim of either a violent or property crime in the City.

Quincy City Violent Crime

The FBI report further reveals the recorded cases include

  • 1 case of murder
  • 31 rape cases
  • 61 cases of Robbery as opposed to 49 recorded in 2018
  • 282 cases of aggravated assault.

Quincy City Property Crime

In 2019, there were 1,146 recorded cases of property crime in Quincy City. Property crime includes Burglary, Larceny, Arson, and Motor Vehicle Theft. Documented cases include

  • 216 burglary cases
  • 875 cases of larceny-theft
  • 2 cases of arson - a reduced number compared to 4 recorded in the previous year.
  • 55 Motor Vehicle Theft cases

Trial Courts In Quincy City

The courts serving Quincy City, Massachusetts, are categorized into two- Trial and Appellate Courts. At the trial courts, criminal and civil cases are presented for the first time. The Trial Courts that serve the City of Quincy are District Court, Housing Court, Juvenile Court, Land Court, Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court. As a result of the persisting coronavirus pandemic, all departments of the Trial Courts now conduct most of their activities virtually and reserve in-person proceedings to emergency cases or cases deemed necessary for in-person hearings.

Quincy District Court

The Quincy District Court hears criminal and civil cases, along with housing, Juvenile, and mental health cases. The Quincy District Court is located at

1 Dennis Ryan Parkway

Quincy, MA 02169

Telephone: (617) 471 - 1650

Email: cmquincydc@jud.state.ma.us

During the 2020 fiscal year, the District Court Department noted that Quincy District Court had a total of 18,077 filings. Out of the total court filings, there were 7,342 civil cases and 4,345 criminal defendants. Also, the court issued 486 search warrants in the 2020 fiscal year and 1,219 restraining orders. Other cases received by the Quincy District Court include,

  • 1,225 regular civil cases.
  • 3,062 small claims.
  • 165 supplementary processes.
  • 626 summary processes.
  • 474 mental health matters.
  • 188 civil motor vehicle infraction appeals.

In addition, the District Court had 349 administrative warrants, 20 administrative appeals, and 15 cases categorized as “other.” Under the Scheduled Magistrate Hearings, there were a sub-total of 5,904 recorded cases. The filed cases include 1,621 civil motor vehicle infractions, 49 non-motor vehicle infractions, and 4,234 show cause cases.

Metro-South Housing Court - Canton Session

The Housing Court Departments hears residential housing cases that involve evictions, civil actions, or small claim cases. The court also handles cases that involve the breach of contracts, property damages, or discrimination. Apart from Metro South, the Housing Court also sits in 5 other divisions, with 15 judges sitting across the 6 divisions. The Metro South Housing Court - Canton Session serves Quincy City and is located at

35 Shawmut Road


MA, 02021

Telephone: (508) 894 - 4170

Email: MetroSouthHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us

According to the Housing Court Department, Fiscal Year 2020 Statistics, 3,870 cases were recorded by the Metro-South Housing Court consisting of 8 criminal cases, 153 civil matters, 44 probable cause cases, 51 small claims, 2,213 summary processes, and 3 supplementary processes. Also, the court issued 14 tickets and zero search warrants.

The report further stated that 2,463 cases were disposed of by the Metro-South Housing Court. They include 14 criminal cases, 145 civil cases, 48 probable cause cases, 50 small claims, 2,182 summary processes, 4 supplementary processes, 20 ticket matters, and Zero search warrants.

Norfolk County Juvenile Court - Quincy Session

The Norfolk County Juvenile Court in Quincy serves the City of Quincy on delinquency, youthful offender, and adult criminal matters. The courthouse operates on Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm and is located at

Quincy Juvenile Court

1 Dennis Ryan Parkway

Quincy MA, 02169

Telephone: (617) 376 - 2116

Email: norfolkjccallctr@jud.state.ma.us

In the 2020 fiscal year, data compiled by the Juvenile Court Department revealed that there were 1,280 cases recorded by the Norfolk County Juvenile Court comprising of 33 adoption cases, 508 applications for complaint, 132 care & protection, 217 children requiring assistance, 1 civil contempt, 284 delinquency matters, 1 equity case, 4 failure to cause, 28 cases on guardianship, 23 harassment cases, 2 cases on mentally ill people, 11 substance abuse case, 4 youthful offender matters, and 25 young adult permanency hearings.

Land Court

Based in Boston, the Land Court serves the whole of Massachusetts on real estate matters as well as registration of title. The Land Court is at

3 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: (617) 788 - 7470

Email: LandCourt.Emergency@jud.state.ma.us

According to the Land Court Department annual report, for 2020, the court had a caseload of 26,037 cases in the 2020 fiscal year. There were 791 registration matters, 2,038 after registration filed by the Land Court, and 7,224 tax lien foreclosure cases. Other case types submitted to the court include 3,847 miscellaneous cases, 11 permits, and 12,126 servicemembers. Under the survey division, the Land Court Department recorded 23 registration plans and 698 subdivision plans, equalling 721 yearly plans.

Norfolk Probate and Family Court

Norfolk Probate and Family Court serves all the cities and towns in Norfolk County, including Quincy City, on divorce, child custody cases, and other probate proceedings and general equity. The court is at

35 Shawmut Road

Canton, MA 02021

Register’s Office: (781) 830 - 1200

Probation Office: (781) 830 - 1249

Email: norfolkprobate@jud.state.ma.us

The Norfolk Probate and Family Court in 2020 submitted a record of 9,381 cases. There were 4,557 Probates cases, 48.6% of the total cases filed, 4,824 domestic concerns, covering 51.4% of cases filed. The probate, equity, and change of name cases filed consisted of 3,144 estate administrations, 343 change of name, 706 guardianship, 312 conservatorship, and 52 equity matters. Under the domestic and child welfare division, the court recorded 59 cases for adoption and child welfare. Other cases recorded by the Norfolk Probate and Family Court in the 2020 fiscal year report are 31 special immigrant juvenile status, 2,174 divorce and other domestic relations, 1,107 contempts,1,359 modifications, and 94 abuse prevention.

Norfolk County Superior Court

Norfolk County Superior Court serves all the cities and towns in Norfolk County, including the City of Quincy. The court is at

650 High Street

Dedham, MA 02026

Telephone: (781) 326 - 1600

Email: Norfolk.clertoffice@jud.state.ma.us

In the 2020 fiscal year, the total case entries by the Norfolk County Superior Court was 2,048. The Superior Court Department recorded 1,435 civil cases and 613 criminal cases in Norfolk for the 2020 fiscal year.

Appellate Courts

Appellate Courts review cases that have already been presented in the trial courts. Convicts may present their cases in an appellate court to be reviewed. Appellate Courts in Quincy City are the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) and Appeals Court.

Supreme Judicial Court

The Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court of appeal in the commonwealth. The John Adams Courthouse accommodates the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeal Court, and the Social Law Library and is located at

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Supreme Judicial Court Phone: (617) 557 - 1000

Appeals Court Phone: (617) 921 - 4443

Social Law Library Phone: (617) 226 - 1500

The Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeal Court are open on Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the Social Law library operates from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays.

The Supreme Judicial Court case statistics highlighted the full bench caseload information and supposition. In the 2018 fiscal year, there were 102 direct entries, 44 direct appellate review applications allowed, and 110 considered. Also, 15 further appellate review applications were allowed, and 726 were considered. 33 cases were transferred by SJC on its motion from a review of the appeals court. In total, the Supreme Judicial Court handled 194 cases in the 2018 fiscal year.

John Adams Courthouse

The Appeals Court hears all kinds of civil and criminal cases except appeals for first-degree murder.

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108

Supreme Judicial Court Phone: (617) 557 - 1000

Appeals Court Phone: (617) 921 - 4443

Social Law Library Phone: (617) 226 - 1500

The Appeals Court recorded 842 civil case entries in the 2020 fiscal year, including 430 from Superior Court, 100 from Probate & Family Court, 79 from the District Court, 91 from Juvenile Court, and 58 cases from Housing Court. Also, the Appeals Court received 10 cases from Appellate Tax Board, 10 from Industrial Accident Review Board, 1 from the Employment Relations Board, and 20 cases from Appeals Court Single Justice.

Quincy College

Quincy College is a public community college in the City of Quincy, Massachusetts. Additionally, Quincy College has a campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which was founded in 1991. The Quincy campus is located at

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street

Quincy, MA 02169

Telephone: (508) 747 - 0400

A report by Campus Safety and Security stated that no criminal offense occurred in Quincy College, Quincy campus in 2018.

Eastern Nazarene College

Eastern Nazarene College is a Christian school in Quincy, Massachusetts, with 1 case of aggravated assault recorded in 2018. The school is at

Eastern Nazarene College

23 East Elm Avenue

Quincy, MA 02170

Telephone: (617) 745 - 3000

The Campus Safety and Security report further noted that there was 1 case of aggravated assault on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College in 2018.