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Weymouth City, Massachusetts Crime Index

Weymouth Crime Index

Compared to the 2018 crime rate, the City of Weymouth, Norfolk County, had a decrease in crime rate by 4.86% in 2019. The City recorded 170 violent crimes, 462 property crimes, and 119 OUI offenses.

The violent crimes included

  • No homicide
  • 2 rapes
  • Nine robberies
  • 140 aggravated assaults

The property crimes included

  • 44 burglaries
  • 386 larcenies
  • 32 motor vehicle thefts
  • No arson

Compared to the 2018 crime statistics, there was a decrease in homicide from one to zero, robbery by 55%, burglary by 4%, larceny by 12%, arson from 3 to 0, and OUI offenses by 3%. There was an increase in rape by 50%, aggravated assault by 12%, and motor vehicle theft by 3%.

Norfolk Superior Court

The Norfolk County Superior Court hears both civil and criminal actions from Weymouth at the trial stage. The Court’s criminal jurisdiction includes all crimes, with exclusive original jurisdiction in first-degree murder cases. The Court’s civil jurisdiction extends over cases in which the plaintiff seeks equitable remedies or actions with over $50,000 potential award. It also entertains labor disputes in which the plaintiff seeks injunctive relief.

The Court hears selected cases in person and handles most matters remotely. Parties to virtual hearings may join either by phone or by video. Interested parties may contact the Court by phone or email if they need assistance or require an interpreter.

The Court’s entries for the 2020 fiscal year included 1,435 civil cases and 613 criminal cases. It is open from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

Norfolk County Superior Court

650 High Street,

Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 326-1600

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

Quincy District Court

The Quincy District Court serves Weymouth and exercises both civil and criminal jurisdiction. The Court’s civil jurisdiction extends to cases with the potential award of damages not exceeding $50,000 and small claims not exceeding $7,000. The criminal jurisdiction includes all crimes with an imprisonment term of five years or less. It also includes specific crimes with a potential imprisonment term above five years. For cases that fall outside the Court’s jurisdiction, the Court conducts probable cause hearings to determine if the case should be filed at the Superior Court. The Quincy District Court also consists of a Mental Health Court, an Adult Drug Court and hears specialized cases such as

  • Summary process
  • Inquests
  • Abuse prevention restraining order
  • Mental health matters
  • Appeals from some administrative agencies, such as matters involving firearms licenses or unemployment compensation
  • Equitable injunctions
  • Appeals over civil motor vehicle infractions
  • Other civil matters

The Court can order search warrants and arrest warrants.

The Court accepts eFiling of supplementary processes, civil, and small claims. Members of the public may contact the Court by phone or mail.

The Quincy District Court case filings in the 2020 fiscal year involved 4,345 defendants and 486 search warrants. The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Quincy District Court

1 Dennis Ryan Parkway,

Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 471-1650

Email: cmquincydc@jud.state.ma.us

Metro-South Housing Court - Brockton Session

The Metro-South Housing Court, Brockton Session, serves Weymouth. The Court’s jurisdiction includes both criminal and civil cases concerning residential buildings except cases that strictly concern commercial buildings. It hears cases on the safety, welfare, and health of residential house owners and occupants and may grant search warrants. The Court has jurisdiction over

  • Small claims
  • Criminal cases where the law violated is a local ordinance or a state code on residential housing
  • Summary process (eviction)
  • Claims for personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, and discrimination

Housing Specialists in the Court provide individuals with information on housing laws and help them file cases. Parties have access to courts’ virtual services and may use the eFiling services for applicable cases.

In the 2020 fiscal year, the Metro-South Housing Court completed 2,463 cases. It received a total of 5,492 case filings and 1,384 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) filings. The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Metro-South Housing Court

215 Main St., Suite 160,

Brockton, MA 02301

Phone: (508) 894-4170

Email: MetroSouthHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us

Norfolk County Juvenile Court - Quincy Session

The Norfolk County Juvenile Court, Quincy Session, has civil and criminal jurisdiction over juveniles between 12 and 18 years old. The Court’s jurisdiction extends over

  • Children requiring assistance
  • Delinquency
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Youthful offenders
  • Proceedings for the termination of parental rights
  • Care and protection
  • Contribution to the delinquency of a minor by an adult

The Norfolk County Juvenile Court received 1,280 case filings in the 2020 fiscal year. The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Norfolk County Juvenile Court

1 Dennis Ryan Parkway,

Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 376-7505

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

Massachusetts Land Court

The Massachusetts Land Court exercises statewide jurisdiction over real property and has exclusive original jurisdiction over the registration of real property titles, disputes arising from such registration, foreclosure, and redemption on real property tax liens. The Court has concurrent original jurisdiction over contracts relating to real estate and other property matters. It may hold its sessions anywhere in Massachusetts and also holds a Permit Session for cases involving environmental permits and some uses of land.

Virtual assistance and remote hearings are available to parties before the court. The Massachusetts Land Court received 30,199 cases in the 2019 fiscal year. The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Land Court

3 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Norfolk Probate and Family Court

The Norfolk Probate and Family Court hears cases concerning family and probate matters in Weymouth. The Court entertains cases that concern

  • Paternity
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Parenting time
  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Abuse prevention
  • Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Change of name
  • Estates
  • Wills

The Court offers remote services. Interested parties may access the virtual registry for information and guidance on the eFiling of some cases. Cases relating to estate and administration, some divorce cases, and cases that involve an incapacitated person’s guardianship may be filed electronically.

The Norfolk Probate and Family Court received 9,381 filed cases in the 2020 fiscal year. The Court hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Norfolk Probate and Family Court

35 Shawmut Road,

Canton, MA 02021

Phone: (781) 830-1200

Email: norfolkprobate@jud.state.ma.us

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is Massachusetts’ highest appellate court. The seven justices of the Court sit to hear appeals from both criminal and civil matters from September to May. Single Justice Sessions are also held each week throughout the year for

  • Some motions concerning cases on trial or on appeal
  • Bail reviews
  • Bar discipline proceedings
  • Petitions for admission to the bar
  • Other statutory proceedings

The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 557-1000

Massachusetts Appeals Court

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has general jurisdiction to hear appeal cases. The Court reviews the decisions of trial courts in both civil and criminal cases and hears appeals from final decisions of the Appellate Tax Board, the Industrial Accident Board, and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board. The Appeals Court does not retry a case or review the facts of a case, it only reviews decisions on the law. Appeals for first-degree murder do not go to the Appeals Court, but the Supreme Judicial Court. The Court opens from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Massachusetts Appeals Court

1 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 921-4443

Universities and Colleges in Weymouth

There are no universities or formal colleges within Weymouth municipality.