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The Boston Globe OnlineBoston.com Boston Globe Online / Speed Trap: Who gets a ticket, who gets a breal

Toughest police on speeders
(larger departments)

Note: Speeding citations only. Includes only departments with at least 100 citations.

Source: Boston Globe analysis of tickets and warnings in Massachusetts, April and May 2001, from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
See methodology and articles

Rank Police Department Citations Tickets Warnings % Ticketed
1 Stoughton 364 349 15 96
2 Salem 213 196 17 92
3 Attleboro 403 365 38 91
3 Lowell 224 203 21 91
5 Fall River 665 590 75 89
6 Raynham 122 107 15 88
7 Chelsea 668 583 85 87
8 Winthrop 107 92 15 86
9 Auburn 253 214 39 85
9 Maynard 177 151 26 85
9 Worcester 1,241 1,052 189 85
12 Westminster 251 212 39 84
13 Pelham 151 126 25 83
14 Brockton 126 103 23 82
14 Middleborough 340 278 62 82
16 Malden 350 284 66 81
17 Medford 306 243 63 79
17 Mendon 374 296 78 79
17 Natick 626 497 129 79
20 Littleton 102 79 23 77
20 State Police 27,454 21,041 6,413 77
22 Hanson 190 145 45 76
23 Avon 142 105 37 74
23 Gardner 224 166 58 74
25 Brookfield 173 126 47 73
25 Lexington 108 79 29 73
25 Pittsfield 350 256 94 73
28 Manchester-by-the-Sea 102 72 30 71
29 Westport 125 88 37 70
30 Groveland 105 72 33 69
30 West Springfield 195 134 61 69
32 Sturbridge 237 156 81 66
33 Lynn 410 267 143 65
34 Belchertown 177 114 63 64
35 Concord 270 170 100 63
35 Wareham 168 105 63 63
37 Easthampton 100 62 38 62
37 Hampden 105 65 40 62
37 Spencer 127 79 48 62
40 Chicopee 285 173 112 61
40 Randolph 199 122 77 61
42 Bellingham 425 256 169 60
42 Tyngsborough 171 102 69 60
44 West Brookfield 153 91 62 59
45 Charlton 159 90 69 57
46 Marshfield 269 151 118 56
46 Watertown 663 371 292 56
48 Billerica 391 214 177 55
48 Middleton 100 55 45 55
48 Rockland 273 151 122 55
51 Framingham 196 106 90 54
51 Freetown 136 74 62 54
53 Chelmsford 152 81 71 53
53 Egremont 167 88 79 53
53 Revere 382 202 180 53
53 Westfield 257 136 121 53
57 Leominster 274 142 132 52
57 Swampscott 149 78 71 52
59 Beverly 282 143 139 51
59 Seekonk 130 66 64 51
59 Sterling 143 73 70 51
59 West Newbury 101 52 49 51
63 Boston 6,656 3,327 3,329 50
63 Marlborough 586 294 292 50
63 Northborough 214 107 107 50
63 Wrentham 192 96 96 50
67 North Andover 310 152 158 49
68 Lincoln 358 173 185 48
69 Holliston 110 52 58 47
69 Tewksbury 172 81 91 47
71 Boylston 110 49 61 45
71 Newbury 149 67 82 45
71 Sutton 103 46 57 45
71 Wellfleet 226 102 124 45
75 Brookline 1,349 593 756 44
76 Greenfield 115 50 65 43
76 Hopkinton 145 62 83 43
78 Blackstone 373 156 217 42
78 East Bridgewater 138 58 80 42
80 Andover 383 156 227 41
81 Ashby 129 52 77 40
81 Canton 495 197 298 40
81 Lancaster 139 55 84 40
81 Methuen 172 69 103 40
81 Williamstown 168 68 100 40
86 Mansfield 155 60 95 39
87 Eastham 429 164 265 38
88 Ayer 313 117 196 37
88 Weymouth 806 301 505 37
90 New Bedford 249 89 160 36
91 Agawam 306 103 203 34
91 Dedham 776 261 515 34
91 Easton 429 144 285 34
91 North Attleborough 322 111 211 34
91 West Bridgewater 124 42 82 34
91 Yarmouth 161 55 106 34
97 Upton 210 69 141 33
97 Wellesley 523 174 349 33
99 Hadley 152 49 103 32
99 Wilbraham 514 166 348 32
101 East Brookfield 108 33 75 31
101 Springfield 471 147 324 31
103 Cambridge 270 81 189 30
104 Ashland 103 30 73 29
104 Burlington 376 110 266 29
104 Fitchburg 164 48 116 29
104 Swansea 217 64 153 29
104 Westford 245 70 175 29
109 Bourne 225 62 163 28
110 Douglas 195 52 143 27
110 Lawrence 181 49 132 27
110 Milford 181 48 133 27
110 Wenham 114 31 83 27
114 Barnstable 619 160 459 26
115 Lenox 357 91 266 25
115 Newburyport 513 127 386 25
115 Wakefield 214 53 161 25
118 Amesbury 153 37 116 24
118 Cohasset 166 40 126 24
118 Hingham 263 63 200 24
118 Hopedale 125 30 95 24
118 Pembroke 239 57 182 24
118 Shrewsbury 489 117 372 24
124 Paxton 182 42 140 23
124 Walpole 220 50 170 23
126 Bedford 183 41 142 22
126 Franklin 771 169 602 22
126 Somerset 242 53 189 22
129 Danvers 351 73 278 21
129 Holden 310 64 246 21
129 Longmeadow 218 46 172 21
129 Templeton 183 39 144 21
133 Norton 118 24 94 20
133 Sandwich 129 26 103 20
133 Townsend 295 58 237 20
136 Belmont 301 56 245 19
136 Norwood 679 126 553 19
138 Waltham 862 156 706 18
138 Weston 265 49 216 18
140 Milton 367 63 304 17
140 Sherborn 156 26 130 17
142 Falmouth 1,138 187 951 16
142 Foxborough 102 16 86 16
142 Westborough 552 90 462 16
145 Dracut 332 51 281 15
145 Pepperell 199 30 169 15
145 Plymouth 1,434 211 1,223 15
145 Southborough 186 27 159 15
149 Harwich 161 21 140 13
149 Hudson 191 24 167 13
149 Mattapoisett 101 13 88 13
149 Palmer 352 45 307 13
149 Wilmington 355 46 309 13
154 Peabody 220 27 193 12
154 Sudbury 551 67 484 12
156 Dennis 215 23 192 11
156 Northampton 172 19 153 11
156 Uxbridge 111 12 99 11
159 Amherst 290 28 262 10
159 Medway 338 34 304 10
161 Arlington 282 25 257 9
161 Braintree 461 43 418 9
161 Westwood 119 11 108 9
164 Bridgewater 787 53 734 7
164 Duxbury 604 43 561 7
164 Norfolk 162 12 150 7
164 Reading 356 24 332 7
164 Winchester 237 17 220 7
169 Newton 1,238 75 1,163 6
169 Northbridge 496 32 464 6
169 Quincy 486 31 455 6
172 Needham 179 8 171 4

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