Quincy, Is the rate of crime growing in this once peaceful city?

Quincy is a growing city in the state of Massachusetts, U.S. According to 2010, United States census, the total people living in the city was 92,271. It is now the ninth largest city in the state. The city is an important southern hub for the metropolitan Boston. Quincy is the birthplace of two American Presidents namely John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams.


In 1792, the town of Quincy came into being after splitting from Braintree. The town was named after Colonel Joh Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigal Adams, wife of the U.S. President John Adams. The city of Quincy has a rich patriotic history and people love to live in this growing suburb of Boston. All the major events happening in Boston can be attended by the citizens in Quincy with just one train ride. Many people love to settle in Quincy as unlike the city of Boston; it is great to have your house with a backyard, parking place and garden. Apart from that, the long 22 miles of coastline is excellent for boating and relaxing. The Blue Hills of Quincy is a great place for jogging in the morning, fresh air.


According to the U.S. Government statistics, Quincy has a Crime Index of 37 which means that it is relatively safer than 37 % of the cities in the U.S. However, with the increasing population, the crime rate has been increasing in the growing town of Quincy.

Amongst the notable crimes, the pizza robbery that took place on May 7, 2013, cannot be forgotten. The robbery happened at 9:30 pm at Quincy Circle in the Dayton Circle, South Brunswick. The victim was charged by an armed man to give his money as well as pizza. With this incident, armed robberies seem to be quite increasing in the city. Page Wood, 21 and Justina Hampton, 19 of North Brunswick were arrested in connection with this robbery. They also were found to be connected with other armed robberies that occurred in the past.


Apart from armed robbery, rampant shooting has also been seen in the town. On October 7, 2015, at about 9:30 pm, a shooting was heard in the New Brunswick Apartments leading to an innocent man getting injured. The Apartment is owned by a company based in North Quincy. The suspect was a man wearing a hoodie. North Brunswick Police Department is still investigating about the hooded man.


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