Charlestown Sees 40-Percent Reduction in Part One Crime from Last Year

Leading up to Thanksgiving, Charlestown had seen a 40-percent reduction in Part One crime from last year, according to Boston Police.

Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 21 of this year, 227 incidents of Part One crime took place in Area A-15, compared to 377 during the same timeframe last year, and this also marked an approximately 34-percent drop from the five-year average of 344 incidents.

One homicide has taken place this year, compared with two last year, while the five-year average stood steady at one incident.

No rapes or attempted rapes have been reported this year, as opposed to two in 2020, with a five-year average of four such incidents.

Robberies and attempted robberies were down slightly as the number fell to 10 from 11 last year, which also marked an approximately 41-perent reduction from the five-year average of 17 incidents.

In contrast, domestic aggravated assaults were up around 14 percent, with 16 this year as opposed to 14 in 2020, while the five-year average was also 16 incidents.

Non-domestic aggravated assaults were down about 9 percent as the number fell to 20 from 22 last year, and this also marked an approximately 35-percent reduction from the five-year average of 31 incidents.

Commercial burglaries dropped nearly 43 percent, with four incidents this year, compared to seven in 2020, and this also marked a 20-percent reduction from the five-year average of five such incidents.

Residential burglaries were down nearly 55 percent as the number fell to 15 from 33 last year, which also marked an almost 38-percent decline from the five-year average of 24 incidents.

Similarly, other larcenies were down nearly 49 percent, with 75 incidents this year, compared to 146 in 2020, which was also an almost 46-percent reduction from the five-year average of 138 incidents.

Auto theft was down 25 percent as the number dropped to 12 from 16 last year, and this was also an approximately 52-percent reduction from the five-year average of 23 incidents.

Citywide, Part One crime was down 15 percent from last year, with 2,383 incidents, compared to 2,782 in 2020, and down around 23 percent from the five-year average of 3,073 incidents.

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