Middlesex County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
There were 2,728 violent crimes and 18,342 property crimes in Middlesex County in 2015, the most recent year with a complete set of crime data. Overall crime rate fell in the county between 2010 and 2015. The five-year crime trend reveals a 33% drop in violent crime incidence while property crime reduced by 30%.
A breakdown of 2015 violent crime figures for Middlesex County shows that there were 9 murders, 263 rapes, 1,944 aggravated assaults, and 512 robberies. Incidents of property crimes include 3,237 burglaries, 13,966 larcenies, 1,139 vehicle thefts, and 41 arsons. Compared to 2010 figures, rape was the only crime with a higher rate (13.4%) in 2015. Murder (55%), aggravated assault (35%), robbery (39.5%), burglary (44.7%), larceny (26.2%), vehicle theft (29.8%), and arson (57.3%) rates all fell in the five-year period.
The Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) is the agency responsible for registering and collecting information about sex offenders in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It makes its database of offenders publicly available online. Visit the SORB Public Website to search for Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders living in Middlesex County including those incarcerated and non-compliant ones.
Use the Name Search function to find individual offender by name. To see information about all registered sex offenders residing in Middlesex County, choose it from the list of Massachusetts cities and counties. Enquirers can also search by zip codes and street addresses.
To obtain inmate and jail records for Middlesex County, contact the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction at (978) 667-1711. The Massachusetts Department of Correction (MDC) is in charge of female inmates. To locate individuals held by MDC, call (866) 277-7477 or search online using the MDC VineLink portal.
Residents of Middlesex County can get the records of the Probate and Family court as well as copies of divorce certificates online and in-person. Visit the Middlesex Probate and Family Court located at 208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 0241. Bring along a completed Request for Copies form as well as the required fees. Alternatively, mail the form and payment to the court address.
The court charges $20 for a certificate of divorce absolute as well as each certificate of name change and the first page of a certified copy of judgement of divorce nisi. Each additional page of a divorce judgement attracts a $1 charge.
To view the records of the Middlesex County Superior Court, use Massachusetts Trial Court Electronic Case Access Portal. This online resource also holds case information for other courts in the county.
The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS) is responsible for issuing birth, death, and marriage certificates in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Residents of Middlesex County can request these vital records in person and by mail. To order certified copies of a birth, death, or marriage certificate, visit:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. The RVRS accepts cash and check payments for in-person requests. Initiate a mail request by sending a completed vital records mail order form to the above address. Include a photocopy of a government-issued photo ID and the required fees as a check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The RVRS charges $20 for each certified copy of vital records ordered in person. The fee for a mail order is $32.