Crime Is down on the Hill in ’13

Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 12-precent decrease in violent and property crimes year to date in 2013 as opposed to last year.

According to Boston Police, 157 Part One crimes were reported between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2013, compared with 178 during the same timeframe in 2012.

No homicides or rapes and attempted rapes were reported in either year.

Robberies and attempted robberies experienced a 10-percent increase in 2013, with the number of incidents climbing to 11 from 10 last year.

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

Thea rate of non-domestic aggravated assault remained steady, with six 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 28 percent decrease, with 50 incidents in 2013 as opposed to 69 last year.

Other larcenies saw an 8-percent increase as the number climbed to 53 from 49 last year.

Meanwhile, the rate of commercial burglaries remained steady, with six incidents reported each year, while residential burglaries were down 8 percent as the number of incidents dropped to 24 from 26 last year.

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