By David Marx
Boston Police District A-1 provided an update on recent neighborhood crime incidents, summarized below, at the January 2017 North End Public Safety Meeting. The figures below cover the last 30 days period.
2016 Crime Incident Review
-City-wide: Down 12% (larcenies & auto thefts are down).
-District A-1: Down 2%.
*2,591 Part 1 Crimes in District A-1 in 2016 (a 10-year low).
-Several crime categories were below the 10-year average or were at a10-year low.
-1420 larcenies + 455 larcenies from MV = ~ 72% of all Part 1 crimes.
-2420 arrests in District A-1.
-77,000 911 calls.
-10,000 incident reports.
-District A-1 is probably the busiest District in Boston because it consists of 11 different downtown neighborhoods.
Latest Crime Stats (~ early December ’16 to ~ early January ’17):
12/24 @ 11.00am: Citizen’s Bank on Hanover St. was robbed of $1980 (in various denominations). Robber handed a note to the teller. No weapon(s). Suspect is a white male, 5’9, age 40’s to 50’s, with a covered-up appearance.
-Aggravated Assaults (2):
-12/4 @ 464 Hanover St. @ 2.00am: Uber driver was stopped on a street. Driver of car behind Uber car pulled out a possible gun, pointed it at Uber driver and fled.
-12/20 @ 185 Fulton St. @ 1.30pm: Person was stabbed in a unit of a building. Victim knew suspect. Both were cut. Suspect identified, located in Revere, was hiding in a shed behind a friend’s house and was arrested. View separate post for more information.
-Auto Theft (1):
-96 Salem St.: Car was left running in front of The Wild Duck. 2007 Toyota was stolen.
-9 Noyes Place: Package theft.
-99 Prince St.: Shoes were stolen.
-79 Prince St.: Marc Jacobs purse (valued @ $220) was stolen.
-12/22 @ 8 Margaret St.: Drum set was left in apartment building hallway. Tenant returned to building wand drum set was gone.
-109 Salem St.: Backpack was taken from the area where employees keep their belongings. Suspect has been identified.
-Larceny from Motor Vehicle (2):
-12/24 @ 111 Richmond St. @ 3.15am: Laptop computer, credit cards, iPod, etc. stolen. Car doors may have been left unlocked to begin with…
-12/29 @ 3 Garden Court: Coins and iPod missing. No forced entry.
12/11 @ 111 Atlantic Ave. @ 2.55am: Drunk man was banging on wrong doors and wouldn’t stop. Arrested for trespassing.