D-4 Sees 7-Percent Drop in Part One Crime in ’19 from Previous Year

As 2019 was drawing to a close, District D-4 had seen a 7-percent drop in incidents of violent and property crime in 2019 as opposed to the previous year.

According to Boston Police, 3,256 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29, 2019, compared with 3,484 during the same timeframe in 2018.

The number of homicides climbed to five in 2019 from one the previous year while rapes and attempted rapes saw around a 36-percent decrease as the number dropped to 23 from 36 the previous year.

Robberies and attempted robberies were up nearly 10 per-cent, with the number climbing to 149 from 136 in 2018.

Incidents of domestic aggravated assault saw a nearly 36-perecnt uptick as the number shot up to 61 from 45 the previous year while non-domestic aggravated assault was down around 4 percent as the number fell to 228 in 2019 from 237 the previous year.

The rate of commercial burglaries was up about 51 percent, climbing to 71 incidents from 47 in 2018, while residential burglaries were down around 24 percent as the number fell to 145 in 2019 from 191 the previous year.

Other burglaries were down around 26 percent, with 17 inci-dents last year, compared to 23 in 2018.

Incidents of larceny from a motor vehicle saw an approximate-ly 23-percent decrease as the number fell to 149 in 2019 from 205 the previous year.

Other larcenies were up nearly 3 percent as the number climbed to 467 from 454 in 2018.

Auto theft saw a slight uptick as the number rose to 149 in 2019 from 145 the previous year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 5 percent as the number of incidents fell to 17,342 in 2019 from 18,250 the previous year.

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