Police in the 112 Precinct released the crime statistics from the week Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeast.
Unsurprisngly, the crime numbers in the area are low.
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Brown updated residents shortly after the storm, saying the inclement weather and subsequent clean-up had drastically reduced the number of reported incidents across the five boroughs.
"Overall crime is down 27 percent for the week, compared to the same period last year, with double-digit reductions in the percentage declines for murder (down 86 percent); rape (down 41 percent); robbery (down 21 percent), felonious assault (down 19 percent); grand larceny (down 47 percent), and grand larceny auto (down 20 percent)," Brown wrote.
Have a look at the numbers in Forest Hills in the PDF at right, and some quick facts below:
- There were four grand larceny incidents reported during the week, down from 12 in the previous year.
- The only major crime statistic that rose — in keeping with numbers seen across the city — was burglary. Six we recorded during the week compared to two in the same period in 2011.
- Overall for the year, crime is down by nearly six percent in the precinct, according to COMPSTAT.