Violent Part One Crime Up 30-Percent; Other Part One Crimes Down 13-Percent

Last week the Boston Police released its half-year crime stats that compares January 1, 2021 through July 25, 2021 with the same time period last year and found Violent Part One Crime is down in District D-4 as is Non-violent Part One Crime.

Part One Crimes are the more serious crimes that the Boston Police and other law enforcement agencies track and in D-14, which includes the Back Bay and South End, the overall Violent Part One Crime is down 30 percent so far this year when compared to the same six months in 2020.

According to the statistics, there were 2 Homicides reported in D-4 through July 25, 2021. This was an increase as there were no Homicides in the district between January 1 and July 25 of last year.

Rape and Attempted Rape is up 23 percent in the area with 13 being reported during the first half of last year and 16 reported so far in 2021.

Robbery or Attempted Robbery is down 32 percent with 79 incidents reported in the first half of 2020 and 54 reported so far this year.

Domestic Aggravated Assault is down 18 percent with 28 incidents reported in the first half of 2020 and 23 reported so far this year.

Non-domestic Aggravated Assault is down 37 percent with 146 incidents reported during the first half of 2020 and 92 incidents reported so far this year.

Overall there were a total of 187 Violent Part One Crimes between January 1, 2021 and July 25, 2021. This was down from the 266 Violent Part One Crimes reported during the same period last year.

As for Non-Violent Part One Crimes the numbers are down 13 percent in Charlestown. These crimes include Commercial Burglary, Residential Burglary, Larceny From Motor Vehicle, Other Larceny and Auto Theft.

According to the report Commercial Burglary is down 79 percent with 118 incidents reported during the first half of 2020 and only 25 reported so far this year.

Residential Burglary is down 8 percent and went from 71 reported incidents during the first half of 2020 to 65 incidents reported so far in 2021.

Larceny From Motor Vehicles, which was a huge problem last year, has dropped 38 percent with 283 incidents reported during the first half of 2020 and 175 incidents reported so far this year.

However, Auto Theft is up 41.5 percent with 53 incidents being reported during the first half of 2020 and 75 incidents reported so far this year.

Other Larcenies are up 7 percent during the first half of the year. There were 819 incidents reported during the first half of 2020 and that number decreased to 880 reported incidents so far this year.

Overall there were 1,407 Non-Violent Part One Crimes, down 13 percent from the 1,610 reported during the first six months of 2020.

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