Part One Crime down 28 Percent So Far this Year in District 4

With the first quarter of ’21 on the books, District 4 had seen a 28-percent decrease in Part One crime from last year.

According to Boston Police, 550 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 April 4 of this year, compared with 762 during the same timeframe in 2020.

No homicides were reported in the district either this or last year, while the rate of rapes and attempted rapes dropped nearly 43 percent as the number fell to four from seven last year.

Robberies and attempted robberies saw an approximately 45-percent decline as the number dropped to 18 from 33 in 2020.

Incidents of domestic aggravated assault were down around 64 percent as the number dropped to five from 14 last year, while incidents of non-domestic aggravated assault were down around 37 percent, with 37 incidents in 2021, compared to 59 last year.

Commercial burglaries were down around 38 percent as the number dropped to 13 from 21 in 2020, whereas residential burglaries dropped nearly 32 percent as the number fell 26 from 38 last year.

Incidents of larceny from a motor vehicle saw a nearly 59 percent decline, with 57 this year, compared to 138 in 2020.

The rate of auto theft, on the other hand, nearly doubled as the number rose to 27 from 14 last year. Citywide, Part One crime was down 25 percent from last year as the number of incidents dropped to 3,081 from 4,120 in 2020.

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