Crime Rate Still Dropping on the Hill

November 25, 2013
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Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 18-precent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 since to last year.

According to Boston Police, 169 Part One crimes were reported through the end of October 2013, compared with 205 during the same timeframe in 2012.

No homicides were reported in either year, while one rape or attempted rape was reported in 2012 and 2013.

Robberies and attempted robberies experienced a 20-percent increase in 2013, with the number of incidents climbing to 12 from 10 last year.

No incidents of domestic aggravated assault were reported this year, compared to two in 2012.

The rate of non-domestic aggravated assault remained steady, with seven incidents reported in both 2013 and last year.

Auto theft was down 33 percent as the number dropped to six from nine last year.

Larcenies from motor vehicles saw a 35 percent decrease, with 54 incidents in 2013 as opposed to 83 last year.

Other larcenies saw a 12-percent increase as the number climbed to 58 from 52 last year.

Commercial burglaries were down 25 percent as the number dropped to six from eight last year, while residential burglaries decreased 24 percent, with 25 this year as opposed to 33 in 2012.

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