2002-03-30 / Community

101 Precinct Tops In Crime Reduction

101 Precinct Tops In Crime Reduction

The numbers are in, and the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway has come in first, out of 76 precincts throughout the city, in crime reduction.

"For the last two weeks the 101 has lead the city when looking at crime reduction statistics," said Captain Kenneth Lindahl of the 101st.

"From January 1 to last week, major index crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery, felony assault and burglary have decreased significantly in our area. The men and women of this command have done a great job to ensure the community’s safety," he continued.

In a letter from Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Captain Lindahl and the officers of the 101 Precinct were praised for their accomplishments.

"The 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, commanded by Captain Kenneth Lindahl, has been the focus of concerted law enforcement efforts by police and prosecutors for almost a decade because of a continuing threat posed by drug-based violence," stated Brown.

The district attorney noted that the implementation of several crime prevention programs, such as STAR track, which sends district attorneys into schools to teach children about the risks of guns and violence, has made a tremendous difference in the community and in the reduction of crime.

"As a result of these combined efforts, violent crime in the 101st Precinct in 2001 decreased by 22 percent from the previous year, and it continues to decrease," said the district attorney.

Brown vowed to continue working with NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the 101st Precinct command, the Precinct council, and the law abiding citizens of Far Rockaway to ensure public safety. Captain Lindahl pledged to do his part as well.

"We are working hard, and we will continue to work hard to make sure that the people of the community are safe," Lindahl stated.

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