Area D-4 sees 14-Percent Reduction in Part One Crime in 2015

February 4, 2016

By Dan Murphy

Area D-4 saw an approximately 14-perecnt decrease in violent and property crime in 2015, compared with the previous year.

According to Boston Police, 4,043 Part One crimes were reported in the area, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, last year as opposed to 4,624 incidents in 2014.

Homicides were down 60 percent as the number dropped to two from five in 2014 while the number of rapes and attempted rapes remained steady, with 30 incidents reported each year.

Robberies and attempted robberies were down nearly 13 percent, dropping to 203 incidents in 2015 from 232 the previous year.

Domestic aggravated assaults were up almost 49 percent as the number rose to 55 from 37 in 2014 while non-domestic aggravated assaults saw a nearly 9-percent decrease, dropping to 200 incidents from 219 in 2014.

Commercial burglaries saw an approximately 37-percent increase as the number of incidents climbed to 86 from 63 in 2014 while residential burglaries were down nearly 7 percent, dropping to 307 incidents in 2015 from 329 the previous year.

Meanwhile, incidents categorized as “other burglaries” rose to 15 incidents from one in 2014.

In contrast, larcenies from motor vehicles decreased around 28 percent as the number dropped to 720 in 2015 from 1,004 a year before.

Incidents categorized as “other larcenies” were down nearly 9 percent, falling to 2,253 incidents from 2,468 in 2014.uto thefts dropped approximately 27 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 172 in 2015 from 236 the previous year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 10 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 20,416 from 22,365 in 2014.



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