Area D-4 Sees 6-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area D-4, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, has experienced a 6-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said.

Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 2,124 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 2,248 in the same timeframe in 2010.

One homicide was reported in both 2010 and 2011, while rapes and attempted rapes were up approximately 5 percent as the number of incidents climbed to 20 from 19 last year.

Aggravated assaults saw a 29-percent reduction, with 116 incidents this year, compared with 163 in 2010.

Larcenies and attempted larcenies dropped 9 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 1,523 from 1,669 last year.

Robberies and attempted robberies saw a 10-percent reduction, with 128 incidents this year, compared with 163 in 2010.

Vehicle theft and attempted vehicle theft were down 3 percent, with 98 incidents this year, compared with 101 in 2010.

In contrast, burglaries and attempted burglaries were up 57 percent as the number of incidents climbed to 238 from 152 last year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 12 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 10,940 from 12,458 in 2010.

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