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Revere City, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Crime Index

Revere Crime Index

In 2019, the city of Revere in Suffolk County, Massachusetts recorded 826 crime incidence, an estimated crime rate of 1,539 per 100,000 people. The majority of the reported offenses were property crimes including

Law enforcement in Revere also reported a total of 173 violent crimes in 2019. There were 122 aggravated assault cases, 38 robberies, and 11 rape cases. Additionally, the City recorded 2 murders, 1 arson incident, and 46 driving under the influence cases in 2019.

Chelsea District Court

The Chelsea District Court is a trial court with jurisdiction over most criminal cases originating in Revere. It handles all misdemeanor charges and offenses against city and town ordinances and by-laws. The Court also adjudicates felonies punishable by up to 5 years of incarceration.

However, the Chelsea District Court has the authority to impose a maximum sentence of two and a half years in the house of corrections. Defendants charged with felonies outside the Court's jurisdiction may also appear before it for preliminary hearings. In such cases, the Court determines if there is enough evidence to suggest that the defendant committed the crime. If probable cause exists, the Chelsea District Court transfers the case to the Suffolk Superior Court.

The Chelsea District Court conducts most of its business remotely in keeping to global health policies arising from the Covid-19 Pandemic. Court participants may take part in the proceedings by telephone, email, videoconference, or a combination of all three. Interested parties may also listen to the Court’s events in real-time using a Public Access Telephone Line. Nonetheless, the courthouse is still accessible to people who need to

  • Meet with a probation officer or staff person
  • Be at the court hearings in-person
  • Do business in-person with a register's, recorder's or clerk's office
  • Conduct business at other offices that are within the courthouse and is open to visitors

The Chelsea District Courthouse also has a drop-box in a safe and convenient location at the entrance of the courthouse for attorneys and litigants to deliver documents or pleadings for filing. To discover whether it is necessary to come to court in person or to opt for a virtual appearing at a scheduled in-person court proceeding, parties may contact the Court at

Chelsea District Court,

120 Broadway,

Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: Clerk's Office (617) 660-9200, Probation Department (617) 660-9300

Fax: Clerk's Office (617) 660-9215, Probation Department (617) 660-9308

Email: cmchelseadc@jud.state.ma.us

In 2020, 2,153 criminal defendants were arraigned before the Chelsea District Court. This is a considerable decrease compared to the 3,144 criminal defendants that appeared before the Court in 2019.

Eastern Housing Court - Chelsea Session

The Eastern Housing Court - Chelsea Session handles cases involving residential housing in Revere. This includes consumer protection cases, eviction issues, and other matters involving the safety, health, or welfare of the residents or owners of residential housing. The Court also adjudicates criminal cases related to the enforcement of local ordinances or building, sanitary, and fire prevention codes.

However, its jurisdiction does not extend to cases related to commercial property. The Eastern Housing Court may hear appeals of tickets issued by the fire marshal’s office and other local and state code enforcement agencies. Similarly, parties dissatisfied with the decisions of the local Zoning Board regarding residential housing may appeal to the Court.

The Eastern Housing Court - Chelsea Session is open to the public for limited purposes, including certain in-person proceedings. However, the courthouse conducts most of its business over the phone or via videoconferencing. Interested parties may use the Court's eFiling platform to file documents or the Eastern Housing Court's virtual front counter to receive assistance from the Clerk's Office.

The Eastern Housing Specialist Department also provides a front counter for its staff to offer virtual assistance. Interested parties may contact the Court at

Eastern Housing Court - Chelsea Session,

120 Broadway,

Chelsea, MA 02150

Telephone: Clerk’s Office (617) 788-8485, Housing Specialist Department (617) 788-6233

Email: EasternHousingCourt@jud.state.ma.us

In 2020, the Eastern Housing Court received 333 criminal case entries and disposed of 328 cases.

Suffolk County Juvenile Court - Chelsea

The Suffolk County Juvenile Court-Chelsea is a trial court with jurisdiction over various types of cases regarding the care and treatment of juveniles in Revere, including

  • Adoption
  • Adult contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Delinquency
  • Youthful offender
  • Care and protection
  • Children requiring assistance
  • Guardianship
  • Termination of parental rights proceedings

For any questions regarding the Court's remote options and services, interested parties may contact the Court at

Chelsea Juvenile Court,

120 Broadway,

Chelsea, MA 02150

Telephone: Clerk’s Office (617) 660-9225, Probation Department (617) 660-9241

Fax: Probation Department Fax (617) 660-9222

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

In 2020, the Suffolk County Juvenile Court dealt with 3,061 cases, including 29 youthful offender cases, 72 adoption cases, and 620 delinquency matters.

Massachusetts Land Court

The Massachusetts Land Court is a specialized court with statewide jurisdiction over the registration and conflicts of real property titles. This includes the redemption and foreclosure of real estate tax liens. The Massachusetts Land Court only conducts bench trials and typically has its proceedings in Boston. However, where the situation warrants or where the attorney requests it, the Court may sit in other cities, including Revere.

The Massachusetts Land Court Recorder’s Office provides a virtual front counter where court users may access the Court's remote options and services. The virtual counter functions only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Interested parties may visit the court at

Land Court,

3 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Massachusetts Land Court received 7,325 new case entries in 2020 and adjudicated a total of 26,037 cases including those carried over from 2019 and those that were reopened.

Suffolk Probate and Family Court

The Suffolk Probate and Family Court handle Revere family-related matters like paternity establishment, divorce, child support, elderly abuse protection, adoption, family abuse protection, disabled person's abuse protection, and child custody. It also has exclusive jurisdiction over Revere probate matters such as conservatorships, guardianships, wills, and trusts.

Court users may access the Suffolk Probate and Family Court remote options via the Court's virtual registry. Additionally, self-represented litigants and lawyers may use the electronic filing option to file the following court documents:

  • Voluntary Administration Statement
  • Petition for Late and Limited Formal
  • Petition for Guardianship of Incapacitated Person
  • Complaint for a Divorce 1B
  • Joint Petition for Divorce 1A
  • Petition for Informal Probate
  • Petition for Formal Probate

However, the courthouse remains open for business at:

Suffolk Probate and Family Court,

24 New Chardon Street,

Boston, MA 02114

Phone: Register's Office (617) 788-8301, Probation Department (617) 788-8210

Fax: Register's Office (617) 788-8962, Probation Department (617) 788-8957

Email: Suffolkquestions@jud.state.ma.us

The Suffolk Family and Probate Court received 11,576 cases in 2020 including 4,075 probate matters and 7,501 family-related cases.

Suffolk Superior Court

The Suffolk Superior Court is a trial court with original jurisdiction over all other offenses including felonies that are punishable by over 5 years of imprisonment. However, it shares jurisdiction with the Chelsea District Court on felonies with potential punishment below a state prison sentence.

The Suffolk Superior Court has exclusive initial jurisdiction over all first-degree murder cases and can review certain decisions of the lower courts. In maintaining health safety protocols, the Court conducts most of its proceedings remotely, except for the following criminal cases,

  • Guilty pleas
  • Evidentiary proceedings on motions
  • Arraignments if the accused is not in custody
  • Evidentiary hearings on contested probation violations
  • Bench trials
  • Dangerousness hearings, if either party informs the court before the proceeding that such party plans to call one or more witnesses

Interested parties may contact the Court at

Suffolk County Courthouse,

3 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Email Address for Criminal Clerk’s Office (for Criminal Business): Suffolkcriminal.clerksoffice@jud.state.ma.us

Email Address for Civil Clerk’s Office (for Civil Business): Suffolkcivil.clerksoffice@jud.state.ma.us

In 2020, the Suffolk Superior Court received a total of 4,668 case entries. Of these entries, 1,322 were criminal cases.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heads the judicial system in the state of Massachusetts. It is the highest appellate court and only reviews cases that have been tried by a lower court. Although most appeals must first go to the Appeals Court before coming to the SJC, the SJC receives direct appeals from first-degree murder convictions. The Court carries on its in-person business at

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court,

John Adams Courthouse,

1 Pemberton Square,

Boston, MA 02108

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telephone: (617) 557-1000

In 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court received a total of 102 direct case entries.

Massachusetts Appeals Court

Parties who are dissatisfied with the decisions of the lower trial courts in Revere may appeal to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The Court reviews the rulings of lower courts as well as the decisions of the Industrial Accident Board, the Appellate Tax Board, and the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board. The Court is located at

Appeals Court

John Adams Courthouse,

1 Pemberton Square, Room 1200,

Boston, MA 02108

Judges' Lobby: (617) 725-8085

Clerk's Office: (617) 921-4443

Human Resources Department: (617) 723-1533

Oral Argument Postponement or Cancellation Updates Line: (617) 725-8114

In 2020, the Massachusetts Appeals Court adjudicated a total of 736 criminal appeals. 388 were appeals from the different Superior Courts, 303 from the District Courts, and 30 were from the Juvenile Court.

Universities in Revere

The city of Revere has no universities or colleges.