November Sees 26-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

By Dan Murphy

Charlestown saw an approximately 26-perecnt decrease in violent and property crimes in November as opposed to the same timeframe last year.

According to Boston Police, 25 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood between Nov. 1 and 30, 2016, compared to 34 during the same month in 2015.

No homicides, nor rapes, were reported either year, while the number of robberies (person) dropped to none from three in 2015.

In contrast, one robbery of a business was reported in 2016 as opposed to none last year.

Aggravated Assaults, meanwhile, were down 60 percent as the number of incidents fell to two from five in 2015.

The rate of residential breaking-and-enterings remained steady, with one incident each reported both this year and last, while no commercial breaking-and-enterings took place in either 2016 or 2015.           Auto thefts were down 50 percent as the number of incidents fell to one from two in 2015.

            Larcenies besides car breaks dropped 56 percent, with eight incidents in 2016, compared to 18 last year. Larcenies from motor vehicles, on the other hand, saw a 140-percent spike as the number of incidents climbed to 12 from five in 2015.

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