Peninsula Crime Dips In 2010
Those statistics, which cover the period from January 1 to December 19, show that “impact crimes” such as murder, rape and assault are down in both the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park and the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway.
Last year, the 101 Precinct saw eight murders. This year, there were six, a drop of 25 percent. In the 100 Precinct, which investigated two murders last year, there was only one this year.
Similarly, there were 18 rapes in the 101 Precinct last year and 16 this year, a drop of 11 percent. In the 100 Precinct, there were five rapes last year and four this year, a drop of 20 percent.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation lists seven “Index Crime” categories and requires police departments throughout the nation to maintain records on those crimes and to report them to the federal agency.
The 101 Precinct saw a reduction in all of the index crimes with the exception of burglary (up 26.7 percent) and GLA (up 18.5 percent).
The 100 Precinct saw a reduction in all of the index crimes with the exception of robbery (up 26 percent) and GLA (up 13 percent).