Is Boston Safe for Women? Crime Rate in Boston

Safety index

Safe
3.9 /5

The safety level in Boston is considered to be high, with an overall safety index of 3.9.

Crime index

Very Low
1.5 /5

The crime rate in Boston is considered to be very low, with an overall crime index of 1.5.

Violence index

13.9%

On average 13.9% percentage of women in United States have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Crime & Safety Stats

Safety index:

3.9/5Safe

Safety walking alone after dark:

3.6/5Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.1/5Safe

Crime index:

1.5/5Very Low

Worries of being sexually harassed:

2/5A Bit Worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.1/5Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.5/5Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1.4/5Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1.4/5Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5Not at all worried

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How safe is Boston for women?

Boston is very safe, I’ve come back after midnight alone multiple times and have never felt unsafe. I also have never felt unsafe in the public transport though the homeless population can make it feel a little strange (but is similar to really any other big city)

Posted: July 4, 2024
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Boston is a safe town, of course there are specific places that are not recommendable to visit but most tourist places are safe, I definitely recommend to come here and know this beautiful city! :) and all new England area!

Posted: June 23, 2024
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Boston is extremely quiet and safe! Moving from Brooklyn, NY, I was impressed at the cleanliness and friendliness of the T especially. I would generally avoid downtown crossing if you are alone and it’s after 1am, but otherwise I’ve never been bothered and am usually out alone and late.

Posted: May 30, 2024
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Boston is a great city. Small town feel and friendly folks. Theres not too much to do at night so if you have a good place to stay you are likely to have a great time. At night stick to bar areas and avoid alleys. The T is very safe but lately more unreliable and if you do section by section it’s very navigable on foot.

Posted: May 20, 2024
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Lior

Lior

Overall, Boston can be considered extremely safe. Although there aren’t many police walking around, it’s very safe and quite walkable. Public transportation can get you almost anywhere in the city. Walking around at night in most parts of the city is safe

Posted: May 18, 2024
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Summer

Summer

Well it obviously depends on the area but most people are friendly if u are lost most will help you out. most people here mind their own business. It’s a very old city and there are lots of tours, there’s also nature to explore

Posted: May 17, 2024
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Anqi

Anqi

Boston in general is very safe. You might see some strange characters on the subway at night but they most likely won’t bother you. I feel totally safe walking alone after dark. I’ve also never had anything stolen from me from the streets either

Posted: May 5, 2024
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Boston is literally the safest major city in the United States in my opinion. Love if. No issues at all. I feel safe walking home alone at night, even wearing headphones. There’s only a couple bad spots from what I’ve seen and they are the kind of place that tourists wouldn’t end up anyway IMO.

Posted: April 11, 2024
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Boston is pretty safe. I feel safe walking around at night. People are known to get their drinks drugged here but I do not know anyone personally that it has happened to. There are a lot of unhoused people that sometimes talk to you but I’ve only ever been asked for money and nothing bad.

Posted: April 4, 2024
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Lydia

Lydia

If you exercise normal precautions you will be fine. I would avoid certain neighborhoods like Mattapan, Dorchester, Savin Hill. I would 100% avoid these neighborhoods after dark. Areas like Beacon Hill, and Seaport are generally safe.

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Is Boston safe to travel?

4.4 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Nour'hane

Nour'hane

United Arab Emirates

Solo travel experience

My experience was amazing in Boston, I spent there two nights It’s very safe and people are friendly, it’s a little bit expensive in food and activities but there’s lot of public places that you can visit and enjoy for free I had the best seafood there, many parks around and amazing clubs

Posted: May 16, 2024
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Solo travel experience

You should go down the Freedom Trail, it will guide you through the city and past many historical sites. There are pleasant shops on Newbury St., some of them are a bit expensive, but it's a great neighborhood with a good selection of restaurants. Select Oyster Bar is a great place with a nice bar for eating alone. Boston is my favorite city, I've always found public transportation to be safe and easy to understand.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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Is Boston worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 8 experiences

Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Brazil

Solo travel experience

I went there to few days to commemorate my birthday. I did couch surfing at the moment. Was in 2015. Was really nice the experience. I really recommend! The weather wasn’t the best one, but if you have good clothes can be fine.

Posted: June 26, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I found that Boston was a very clean city. It was bustling with students, and there was lots of great music. I did not stay long as I was just passing through on a solo road trip however, I do feel as if I could live there! Very lovely architecture and I didn’t find the driving too bad.

Posted: March 4, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Willow

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