Part One Crime Down 29 Percent so far this Year in Charlestown

With the first quarter of ’21 on the books, Charlestown had seen a 29-percent decrease in Part One crime from last year.

According to Boston Police, 62 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-15 between Jan. 1 and April 4 of this year, compared with 84 during the same timeframe in 2020.

One homicide was reported in the district this year as opposed to none in 2020, while no rapes or attempted rapes were reported either this or last year.

Robberies and attempted robberies were down 20 percent as the number dropped to five from four in 2020.

The rate of domestic aggravated assaults remained steady, with five incidents both this year and last, while the rate of non-domestic aggravated assaults increased nearly triple-fold as the number shot up to eight from three last year.

Commercial burglaries held steady, with one incident a piece both this and last year, as did residential burglaries, with nine incidents this year, as well as in 2020.

Incidents of larceny from a motor vehicle were down nearly 38 percent as the number fell to 15 from 24 last year, while other larcenies were down nearly 36 percent, dropping to 17 incidents in 2021 from 31 last year.

Auto theft was also on the decline as the number fell to two from six last year.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 25 percent from last year as the number of incidents dropped to 3,081 from 4,120 last year.

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