District 4 Sees 7-percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 15, District 4 saw a 7-percent drop in violent and property crime, compared to the same timeframe last year.

According to Boston Police, 2,287 incidents of Part One crime were reported to date in 2019 in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, as opposed to 2,459 in 2018.

While the number of homicides increased to two from one last year, the number of rapes and attempted rapes were down around 26 percent as the number fell to 17 from 23 in 2018.

Robberies and attempted robberies saw a 9-percent decrease as well, with the number dropping to 96 from 106 last year.

In contrast, the rate of aggravated assaults spiked nearly 23 percent, climbing to 43 incidents from 35 in 2018.

Non-domestic aggravated assaults, on the other hand, were down 11 percent as the number dropped to 152 from 171 last year.

Commercial burglaries saw a dramatic 44-percent uptick, with 39 incidents this year as opposed to 24 in 2018, while the rate of residential burglaries was down nearly 19 percent as the number fell to 105 from 129 last year.

Other burglaries dropped 25 percent, with 12 incidents this year, compared to 12 in 2018.

Larcenies from motor vehicles decreased 15 percent as the number dropped to 291 from 344 last year while other larcenies saw a 5-percent drop, with 1,422 incidents in 2019, compared to 1,502 last year.

The rate of auto theft, meanwhile, remained steady at 108 incidents both years.

Citywide, Part One Crime was down 6 percent as the number fell to 12,167 from 12,975 in 2018.

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