Hill Sees 20% Drop in Crime

January 30, 2014
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Beacon Hill saw an approximate 20-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 from the previous year.

According to Boston Police, 208 Part One crimes were reported in the neighborhood last year, compared with 259 in 2012.

No homicides were reported in either year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes dropped to one from four in 2012.

Robberies and attempted robberies were down slightly, with 15 incidents in 2013, down from 16 the previous year.

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

Non-domestic aggravated assault saw an 18-percent decrease as the number dropped to nine in 2013 from 11 the previous year.

Residential burglaries saw a 29-percent reduction, with 27 incidents last year as opposed to 38 in 2012.

In contrast, commercial burglaries were up 13 percent as the number climbed to nine from eight in the previous year.

Meanwhile, larcenies from motor vehicles were down 38 percent, with 66 incidents last year as opposed to 107 in 2012.

Other larcenies experienced a 14-percent uptick as the number climbed to 72 in 2013 from 63 the previous year. Auto theft was down 10 percent as the number dropped to 10 from nine last in 2012. Citywide, Part One crime experienced a 5-percent reduction, with 22,380 incidents reported in 2013 as opposed to 22,366 the previous year.

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