Area A-1 Sees No Change in Part One Crime

As the summer of 2018 was drawing to a close, Area A-1 had seen no change in the rate of violent and property crime from the previous year.

According to Boston Police, 1,610 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19 of this year in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North End – precisely the same number as during the same timeframe in 2017.

One homicide a piece was reported this year and last while the number of rapes and attempted rates were down more than 44 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 10 from 18 the previous year.

The rate of robberies and attempted robberies declined 16 percent as the number fell to 125 from 148 in 2017.

On the other hand, domestic aggravated assaults spiked nearly 243 percent as the number of incidents climbed to 17 from seven the previous year.

Non-domestic aggravated assaults also rose nearly 15 percent as the number jumped to 185 from 161 in 2017.

Commercial burglaries, meanwhile, were down slightly as the number fell to 51 from 52 the previous year.

Similarly, the rate of residential burglaries declined nearly 11 percent as the number dropped to 41 from 46 in 2017.

Other burglaries were down 25 percent as the number dropped to six from eight last year.

Larcenies from motor vehicles were down more than 18 percent as the number fell to 225 from 275 the previous year.

In contrast, other larcenies saw a more than 7 percent increase as the number climbed to 888 from 827 in 2017.

Auto thefts declined nearly 9 percent as the number dropped to 61 from 67 the previous year.

Citywide, Part One crime has seen a 4-precent decrease so far this year as the total number fell to 11,330 from 11,741 in 2017.

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