Area A-1 sees 8-Percent Drop in Part One Crime so far in ‘18

Area A-1 has seen an 8-percent decrease in violent and property crime to date in 2018, compared to last year.

According to Boston Police, 602 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and April 8 of this year in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North End, as opposed to 655 during the same timeframe in 2017.

No homicides were reported either this year or last while the rate of rapes and attempted rapes remained the same with six incidents a piece in 2017 and 2018.

Robberies and attempted robberies saw an approximately 31-percent decline as the number of incidents dropped to 42 from 61 last year.

In contrast, domestic aggravated assaults saw a dramatic uptick as the number of incidents climbed to 10 from three in 2017.

Non-domestic aggravated assaults, on the other hand, were down slightly as the number of incidents fell to 67 from 69 last year.

Commercial burglaries were up around 38 percent as the number of incidents climbed to 18 from 13 in 2017, while residential burglaries were down nearly 41 percent as the number fell to 13 from 22 in 2017.

The number of other burglaries dropped to one incident from two last year.

Larcenies from motor vehicles were down about 20 percent as the number of incidents fell to 94 from 118 in 2017.

Other larcenies saw a nearly 3 percent decrease as the number of incidents fell to 326 from 336 last year.

The rate of auto thefts remained steady, with 25 incidents both this year and last.

Citywide, Part One crime has seen a 8-perecnt decrease so far this year as the total number fell to 4,175 from 4,560 in 2017

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