2006-11-24 / Community

Crime Up In 101 Precinct: CO

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor

Captain Brian McMahon talks about the increase in crime statistics as he addresses the 101 Precinct Community Council earlier this month.
Captain Brian McMahon talks about the increase in crime statistics as he addresses the 101 Precinct Community Council earlier this month.

The commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, Captain Brian McMahon, announced recently that, for the first time in a few years, crime is up in the Far Rockaway area.

"For the year, we are up about four or five percent," said McMahon, as he spoke at the November 15 precinct community council meeting. "We're handling it."

McMahon said that, among his actions, he is assigning a task force of rookies who will patrol the Mott Avenue business district during the holiday shopping season.

Comparing the NYPD CompStat figures ending November 19 for the year to date for the 101 Precinct, there is an overall increase in crime of over 5 percent.

In the seven major categories of crime covered by the data, called "index crimes" by the NYPD, the numbers of murders, robberies and felonious assaults have all increased, while rapes and burglaries remain the same and the crimes of grand larceny and grand larceny auto are on the downturn. There have been 553 reported crimes in the precinct, compared with 525 a year ago.

In contrast, the 100 Precinct's overall numbers are down by more than 8 percent compared with the same time last year. In every area, except rape (which is on the rise), the 100 Precinct has seen a decrease in its crime statistics with only 305 crimes this year, down from 333 a year ago.

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