2009-12-25 / Front Page

Most Crimes Down Across Peninsula

By Nicholas Briano
Crime across the peninsula’s police precincts is down from this time last year with the exception of rape, which is up 66 percent in the 101, and felony assaults which are up 3 percent in the 100 Precinct, according to the New York Police Department.

Police officers at the crime scene located at Beach 37 Street and the boardwalk on March 12 after a bound man was found dead at that location, making it the peninsula’s first homicide of 2009. Police officers at the crime scene located at Beach 37 Street and the boardwalk on March 12 after a bound man was found dead at that location, making it the peninsula’s first homicide of 2009. But as 2009 comes to an end both precincts will be pleased to see the rest of their index crimes drop from 2008’s num- bers. Index crimes include murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto.

There were 20 rapes in the confines of the 101 Precinct, an increase from 12 this time a year ago. In the 100 Precinct the number of rape incidents dropped to five from six last year.

Despite continuing to experience a considerable amount of crime compared with the rest of the city, the 101 Precinct showed a decrease in murders from ten to eight, and decreases in robbery, felony assault, burglary and grand larceny. In total, there was a 5.85 percent drop in index crimes throughout the 101 Precinct.

The 100 Precinct is down 13 percent in total index crimes thanks in large part to the 32 percent drop in robberies and 16 percent drop in grand larceny cases.

Crime statistics are generated by the NYPD’s CompStat unit.

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