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Crime at a Glance: The Inevitable Bounce

After weeks of lows, crime ticks upwards.

It was nice while it lasted, but the streak of low-crime weeks in the summer has come to a close in Forest Hills and Rego Park.

In the most recent COMPSTAT numbers, a handful of categories have climbed in recent weeks, including grand larceny and auto theft.

Let's dive in and take a look at what's happening:

  • There were three cars reported stolen in Forest Hills and Rego Park between Aug. 13 and Aug. 19, compared to just one during the same period last year.
  • On the whole for the year, auto theft is still down by more than 12 percent, however.
  • Grand larcenies increased to 11 during the most recent week, a jump of two over last year's total. Over the last 28 days however, larcenies are still way down, with just 30 this year compared to 52 over the same period in 2011.
  • There was one robbery incident reported during the recording period, and four burglaries. The burglary total matches the number during the same week last year. From Aug. 13 to Aug. 19 in 2011, there were no reported robberies.
  • Despite the 20 total major crimes reported in the most recent week, crime is down for the year in every major category, with the exception of felony assaults. The felony assault increase, according to 112 Precinct staff, can be attributed to a change in the way those crimes are reported. 

For more information, check out the most recent COMPSTAT sheet at right in PDF form.

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