Area A-1 Sees 16-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 16-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said.

Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 1,277 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 1,528 in the same timeframe in 2010.

One homicide was reported this year as opposed to none in 2010.

Rapes and attempted rapes saw an approximate 47-percent decrease as the number of incidents dropped to eight from 15 last year.

Vehicle theft and attempted vehicle theft were down 24 percent, with 45 incidents this year, compared with 59 in 2010.

Larcenies and attempted larcenies dropped 21 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 900 from 1,137 last year.

Aggravated assaults were down 13 percent, with 125 incidents this year, compared with 144 in 2010.

Meanwhile, robberies and attempted robberies saw a 26-percent increase as the number of incidents climbed to 97 from 77 last year.

Burglaries and attempted burglaries were up 5 percent, with 101 incidents in 2011, compared with 96 last year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 12 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 10,940 from 12,458 in 2010.

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