It's been a good year for law enforcement in the 112 Precinct, with crime on a downward slide in the area.
But not every week can be a good one, and the middle of November proved to be a challenge to police in Forest Hills.
Let's dig into the local crime numbers in Forest Hills and Rego Park:
- The biggest numerical increase in crime during the most recent week came in the grand larceny category. There were 13 reported incidents between Nov. 12 and Nov. 18, a jump of 44 percent over last year.
- Despite the increase, larcenies for the month are still down by around six percent, and down for the year by just under five percent.
- The biggest percentage increase was in robberies reported. There were three incidents reported, compared to one during the same period last year.
- There were also two more incidents of burglary reported in the area compared to last year.
- Grand larceny autos reported were way down from last year, with just one reported between Forest Hills and Rego Park.
- Heading into the last month of the year, the 112 Precinct still has not had a reported homicide.
- All told, the increase in crime over the same period last year was around 22 percent.
For more information, check out the COMPSTAT PDF file at right.