District 4 Sees 17-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, District 4 had seen an approximately 17-percent drop in Part One crime from  last year, according to Boston Police.

Between Jan. 1 and May 23 of this year, 894 incidents of Part One crime, which includes violent and property crime, in the district comprising Back Bay, the South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway between Jan. 1 and April 4 of this year, down from 1,078 during the same timeframe in 2020.

One homicide was reported in 2021, compared to none last year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes were down 22 percent as the number fell to seven from nine last year.

Robberies and attempted robberies decreased nearly 35 percent as the number fell to 31 from 47 in 2020.

Incidents of domestic aggravated assault were down nearly 48 percent as the number dropped to 11 from 21 last year, while non-domestic aggravated assaults dropped around 35 percent, with 61 incidents in 2020, compared to 94 last year.

Commercial burglaries saw a 54-percent decrease as the number fell to 19 from 41 last year while residential burglaries dropped around 22 percent as the number fell to 42 from 54 last year.

Incidents of larceny from a motor vehicle were down more than 51 percent, with 101 this year, compared to 207 in 20202, while other larceny incidents saw a miniscule decline as the number dropped to 574 from 575 in 2020.

The rate of auto theft, in contrast, was up almost 68 percent as the number climbed to 47 from 28 last year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 21 percent as the number of incidents fell to 4,899 from 6,233 last year.

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