District 4 Sees Minor Drop in Part One Crime in ‘19

As the first quarter of 2019 drew to a close, District 4 had seen a minor decrease in violent and property crime, compared with last year.

According to Boston Police, 668 Part One crime incidents were reported in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, between Jan. 1 and March 24 of this year as opposed to 670 during the same timeframe last year.

The rate of homicides stood steady, with one a piece this year and last, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes also remained the same, with five incidents reported in both 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Robberies and attempted robberies were down nearly 26 percent as the number fell to 23 from 31 last year.

In contrast, domestic aggravated assaults were up around 54 percent, with 20 incidents this year as opposed to 13 in 2018.

Non-domestic aggravated assaults, on the other hand, saw a 20-perecent decrease, dropping to 40 incidents from 50 last year.

In perhaps the most alarming trend, commercial burglaries saw a 475-percent uptick as the number skyrocketed to 23 from four in 2018.

Residential burglaries were down nearly 15 percent, with 29 incidents this year as opposed to 34 in 2018, while the rate of other burglaries increased 133 percent as the number climbed to seven from three last year.

Larcenies from a motor vehicle saw an almost 10-percent decrease as the number fell to 93 from 103 in 2019.

The rate of other larcenies saw a miniscule increase, with 412 incidents in 2018 as opposed to 413 last year.

Auto theft was up nearly 15 percent as the number climbed to 15 from 13 in 2018.

Citywide, Part One crime was down around 7 percent, with 3,302 incidents this year, compared with 3,599 last year.

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