South End Crime Down Over First 4 Months in 2013

Boston Police Department.


Major crimes were down in the South End during the first four months of 2013 as compared to 2012, according to recently released Boston Police figures.

In the D-4 Police district, which covers the South End, Fenway/Kenmore, the Back Bay and Lower Roxbury, overall Part One crime – which includes incidents of homicide, rape (including attempted rape), robbery (including attempted robbery), aggravated assault, burglary (including attempted burglary), larceny (including attempted larceny) and motor vehicle theft (including attempted motor vehicle theft) –  was down 12 percent during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2013 and ending April 22, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

There were 1,078 incidences of Part One crime in D-4 over that span in 2013, compared to 1,222 in 2012.

The highest number of incidents in both years related to larceny and attempted larceny. In 2013, police reported 811 incidents of larceny compared to 920 in 2013.

Burglaries went up in 2013, with police reporting 91 incidents in 2013 compared to 85 in 2012.

Incidents of crime were down in all other categories in D-4 except for rape or attempted rape (4 in 2013, 3 in 2012).

Crime was down 14 percent in all of Boston during this time period.

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