District 4 Sees 1-Percent Drop in Part One Crime From Last Year

With the first six months of 2022 on the books, District 4 had seen a 1-percent decrease in Part One crime from last year.

According to Boston Police, 1,211 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 July 3 of this year, compared to 1,229 incidents during the same timeframe in 2021. This year has also seen an approximately 13-percent decrease from the five-year average of 1,393 Part One crime incidents.

(Part One Crime includes violent crimes [homicide, rape and attempted rape, robbery and attempted robbery, and aggravated assault], as well as property crimes [burglary and attempted burglary, larceny and attempted larceny, and vehicle theft and attempted vehicle theft.])

The number of homicides held steady, with one incident both this year and last, which was also the same as the five-year average for this category.

Rapes and attempted rapes were down nearly 36 percent as the number fell to nine from 14 in 2021. Fourteen was also the five-year average for this category.

Robberies and attempted robberies saw a minor decrease, with 46 this year, compared to 49 last year. This year has also seen an approximately 31-percent decrease from the five-year average of 67 incidents in this category.

Incidents of domestic aggravated assault were up 10 percent as the number climbed to 22 from 20 in 2021. This year has still seen an almost 19-percent decrease from the five-year average of 27 incidents in this category.

The rate of non-domestic aggravated assault remained the same, with 79 incidents both this year and last. This was a nearly 23-precnt drop from the five-year average of 102 incidents in this category.

Commercial burglaries were up 54 percent as the number climbed to 37 from 24 last year. But this year also saw a nearly 10-percent decrease from the five-year average of 41 incidents in this category.

In contrast, residential burglaries were down 46 percent, with 34 this year, compared to 63 in 2021. This year has also seen a nearly 55-percent drop from the five-year average of 75 incidents in this category.

Larcenies from a motor vehicle saw a slight uptick as the number climbed to 155 from 149 last year, although this year has still seen an approximately 29-percent decrease from the five-year average of 219 incidents in this category.

Other larcenies were down nearly 3 precent as the number dropped to 745 from 765 in 2021. This year has also seen a nearly 16-perrcent increase from the five-year average of 883 incidents in this category.

Auto theft was up almost 28 percent, with 83 incidents this year, compared to 65 last year.  This year has also seen a nearly 39-percent increase from the five-year average of 60 in this category.

Citywide, Part One crime is up 3 percent as the number of incidents climbed to 7,098 from 6,910 last year. But this year has still seen a nearly 9-percent decrease from the five-year average of 7,792 Part One crime incidents across the city.

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